A RECEPTIONIST from BMI South Cheshire private Hospital in Crewe has raised more than £1025 for Cancer Research UK after allowing the executive director of the hospital to shave her head.

Alison Hughes, from Tarporley, let executive director, Wyn Davies, shave her head as part of the hospital’s Big Health Pledge charity fundraising event.

Chefs at the hospital also baked healthy low fat cakes which were sold throughout the hospital and the restaurant takings for the day were donated to raise money for the cause.

Alison who has worked at the hospital for two years, said: “I lost my oldest friend Andrea in March after a very brave three battle with cancer. I had literally known her all my life and I was with her at the end. She was incredibly strong and very positive.

"BMI Healthcare is raising awareness of Cancer Research UK, so I wanted to do my bit to raise money for such a worthy charity.”

Wyn Davies, executive director at BMI South Cheshire Hospital, said: “Alison was very brave letting me loose on her hair, and her dedication to supporting cancer research is great to see. We all had a lot of fun on the day, and I want to say a big thank you to all the team that have supported the campaign. Raising £1025.00 is a great achievement and it will provide invaluable support in the fight against cancer.”

BMI’s Big Health Pledge: Cook Book was also on sale throughout the day.

The cook book features recipes from 33 chefs or catering staff from BMI Healthcare hospitals around the country.