FOUR WOMEN from Whitchurch will 'brave the shave' this month in honour of their friend.

Michelle Whitaker, Kerry Davies, Hayley Burns and Nic Field, the latter three of which all work at Whitchurch Community Hospital in Claypit Street will have their heads shaved in memory of Clare Ashley, who died from cancer on Saturday, November 16 aged 40.

The challenge will take place at the White Bear in High Street on Friday, November 29 at 6pm, and will be in aid of Severn Hospice, where Clare spent her final days.

It was one of Clare's wishes to have any funds raised go towards the hospice and the group have already raised several thousand pounds.

Michelle's sister Gail Hodgson, who was also good friends with Clare, says she is grateful for everyone who has helped support the event.

"Even though we knew she was very poorly none of her family or friends knew she was going to be taken from us so soon," said Gail.

"Just under three weeks ago my brave sister Michelle, two of her work colleagues Kerry and Hayley along with Nic decided to raise funds for the Lingen Davies fund by doing Brave the Shave. "Since then we have raised just short of £5,000.

"Clare’s last days were spent in Severn Hospice at Shrewsbury and the care and compassion shown to her touched all ours hearts, especially Clare’s.

"One of her last wishes was that funds were also raised for the hospice.

"There will be a raffle on the night and we would like to thank local businesses for donating so many lovely prizes.

"Thank you so very much for everyone that has supported this great event and fulfilling Clare’s wishes."

Raffle prizes on the night include a rugby shirt signed by England star Tom Curry as well as football boots signed by ex Liverpool player Djibril Cisse.