Dental nurse raises more than £10,000 for cancer centre

Sarah Robinson handing over the £10,090 she raised after having her head shaved, to staff at the Robert Ogden Centre.

A Leyburn dental nurse has had her hair shaved off to raise funds for a cancer support centre.

After seeing many of her family, friends and patients affected by cancer and other life-changing illnesses, Sarah Robinson, from Leyburn, decided to do something radical.

Having previously run the Race for Life and the Great North Run she felt she needed to do something that would push her out of her comfort zone and after telling her shocked family, friends and colleagues, she had all her hair shaved off.

Sarah chose to raise money for The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre Northallerton a local facility treating, caring, providing and supporting friends and loved ones through cancer treatments and health and wellbeing services.

The deed took at Leyburn Dental Practice on a training day with her supportive colleagues and friends present.

She initially aimed at raising £1,000 but eventually, the fund hit an incredible £10,090, which she handed over personally on a visit to the Centre.

Sarah said: “It has been an emotional, overwhelming, life-changing experience raising money for The Sir Robert Ogden Centre.

“It’s beyond anything I dreamt possible, I thought if I raised a £1,000 I’d be doing well but this is mind-blowing.

“I would like to thank my family, friends, work colleagues and patients at Leyburn Dental Practice along with our wonderful community for their generous donations which also included £1,000 donation from Denplan.

“I will never forget the emotional support I’ve had from everyone.”

An added bonus is the general consensus Sarah’s new haircut suits her and makes her look younger and she’s totally happy to go with that.

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