Cancer plight of Kim, 22, spurs mum into action

UNITED: Julia Dalley with her daughter Kimberley, who is fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma.
UNITED: Julia Dalley with her daughter Kimberley, who is fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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A woman is to undergo a charity head shave after her 22-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Kimberley Dalley, from Thorpe Morieux, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January after finding a lump under her arm.

Despite the initial shock of the news, Kimberley’s mother, Julia, who also has a 19-year-old son, Russell, wants to do something positive.

On Friday, the 45-year-old will be having her hair shaved off for Cancer Research UK and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge – where Kimberley is receiving chemotherapy treatment every two weeks.

“I just wanted to make people aware of this form of cancer and also show that cancer sufferers should not be ashamed of losing their hair,” said Julia, from Blacksmith Lane.

As well as the head shave, Julia is holding a “wacky wigs and baldy bonses” charity disco, encouraging others to shed their hair and don crazy headwear.

She said she hoped her daughter would take strength from the events, which will be held at Pot Black Sports Bar in Bury St Edmunds from 7.30pm.

“Kimberley seems to be coping very well and the main thing is she has a positive attitude,” said Julia.

Tickets for the disco cost £7 in advance or £10 on the door. For more information, call Julia on 01284 828481.