Horowhenua Chronicle

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Horowhenua Chronicle

Levin woman Angelina Smith before her head was shaved.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Raymond Smith, 6, gets used to his mother Angelina’s new hairstyle.

Angelina’s losing it all for the cause By PAUL WILLIAMS Losing her best friend and close family members to cancer prompted a Levin woman to shave her hair to raise money for cancer charities. Angelina Smith had visited the same hairdresser, Sue Rowlands, at Shears Cutting Bar in Levin for almost 20 years. This time, she asked for something different. Smith admitted being nervous as the sound of the clippers with a number one setting neared her head, but reminded herself it was

Sue Rowlands has been cutting Angelina Smith’s hair for more than 20 years. It was the first time she had asked for a number one.

Angelina Smith shares a laugh after having her head shaved by Sue Rowlands.

for a worthy cause. At the time of the cut she had managed to raise $1116.12 through Shave for a Cure. Her best friend died of cancer, as had her father and grandfather and members of her wider family. There were plenty of family and friends watching and supporting her as the hair fell to the floor. “Because I have had friends and family who have either lost their fight with cancer or won their fight with cancer . . . I wanted to raise awareness that it affects families too,” she said. “If any money raised can help lessen the worry for families I hope it can because every little bit helps.” “I just see how it affects the wider community and wanted to do what I can to help.”