Huntingdonshire woman shaves her head and raises £3,500 in memory of her mother

12:00 17 May 2014

tamara 20

tamara 20


A Hail Weston woman shaved her head in memory of her mother, raising more than £3,500 for charity.

tamara 20tamara 20

Tamara Minshaw, 31, a beautician of the High Street, donated the money from the event to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Held at the Auction Room in Bedford, Miss Minshaw had her hair cut by Kerry Cash of 5th Avenue Hair and Beauty Spa in the town on Saturday.

The event paid tribute to her mother Gillie Demanuele, 65, a retired detention custody officer from Little Staughton, who passed away as a result of breast cancer on May 5.

Tamara said: “I chose Macmillan because the nurses who looked after my mum were brilliant. Originally I was going to raise £500 but I thought I would put it up to £1,000. It is amazing that I have managed to raise the amount of money I have.”

INFORMATION: To donate, visit

More news stories

Robert Stacey farmer from Freshfiels farm near Ramsey Cambridgeshire harvesting a bumper crop of pumpkins for Lidl UK

Saturday is expected to be a bumper day for sales of pumpkins across the UK and Huntingdonshire farmer Robert Stacey is prepared for anyone who wants to come and pick their own.

Flash mob in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month took to the streets of Huntingdon

A splash of pink popped up in Huntingdon at the weekend as dozens of dancers took part in a flash mob for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Sue Martin and Gary Deer

Staff at Cineworld in St Neots and Huntingdon are taking part in a cycling challenge to raise money for the Children in Need charity.

There was a lucky escape for a family in Little Paxton after a fire broke out in their home on Monday.

Join Vindis Volkswagen at their As Good As New Event between 6th – 24th October 2016

If you’re looking to buy a used Volkswagen, now’s the time to do it.

Read more

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up