This is the sixth year that Hart Bio has participated in the event, with staff taking part in baking and raising money for the charity event on Friday 27 September.  

Jasmine Pattison, Quality Assurance Apprentice at Hart Biologicals, arranged this year’s coffee morning and participated in a ‘brave the shave’ by having her long hair removed in front of all of her colleagues. She donated it to Little Princess Trust.  

Jasmine said: “Everyone is affected by cancer in some way. Whether it is someone who you know or even if you are struggling with it yourself. Macmillan does a fantastic job and this is something that gives back.  

“On the morning of the shave I wasn’t really that scared or nervous, I was just excited to get it done. However, the nerves kicked in when I was sat on the chair in front of everyone and my hair was getting put in the plaits ready.” 

Alexandra Smith, hairdresser at Sportsman Barbers in Fishburn, was the one to carry out the job of shaving Jasmine’s hair at the event. Alex began with plaiting Jasmine’s hair before taking a shaver and releasing years of hair growth.  

Jasmine continued: “When the first plait was shaved off, it was a big sigh of relief and proudness. Alex the hairdresser was so supportive as well as everyone who sat and watched. 

“Afterwards, my hair felt so different, and it has taken a while for me to get used to it. I feel so proud and it is amazing knowing that other people will be able to benefit.” 

Jasmine’s kind gesture will help a young child through Little Princess Trust, which is a charity that provides wigs to children and young people with hair loss and funds vital research into childhood cancer.