Tickled Pink boost in sponsored head shave

Bev Seedall, who had her head shaved for Asda's Tickled Pink campaign.
Bev Seedall, who had her head shaved for Asda's Tickled Pink campaign.

A Fleetwood shop worker braved the clippers for a sponsored head shave.

Bev Seedall, who has worked at Fleetwood’s Asda for nine years, agreed to have her head shaved to raise vital funds to beat breast cancer.

What Bev has done is absolutely brilliant and has raised so much for a fantastic cause

Layla Hampton

It was part of the store’s 
national Tickled Pink charity effort and she netted £1,306 in sponsorship and £87 donations from customers.

Having seen family members battle cancer, Bev, who is 46, decided she wanted to do her bit to raise some money.

She said: “I’d been thinking about it for a couple of years but in January I decided to go for it.

“I was really nervous and I felt quite emotional and tetchy afterwards.

“But everyone is really proud and I’m glad I did it.”

Bev’s husband Stuart, her son Arron and grandson Theo, who is three, were all there to support her.

She said: “My mum and dad have been brilliant as well, my mum has been my karma!

“Theo cried when he saw the hair coming off but he likes it now. Everyone has been amazing.”

The store’s community life champion Layla Hampton said: “What Bev has done is absolutely brilliant and has raised so much for a fantastic cause.

“I am so proud of her, she was really nervous about it so well done!

“Thank you also to everyone who pledged donations.”

The campaign has raised £40m in the 17 years since its formation.