My name is Helen Smith. I am the Lead Day Hospice nurse here at Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.

After watching so many brave patients living with terminal illness lose their hair after undergoing treatment, I decided to do the same - I hope it will help me understand a little of what they go through.

On the 3rd June our Hospice hairdresser Karen will be coming in and shaving it all off for me, I'm hoping it will look a little bit better than in the picture I created for this page!

Any funds I raise during the challenge will go straight to the Hospice, so please give what you can afford. Everything helps.

Thank you,