A DAUGHTER of a chemotherapy patient has had a pink ribbon tattooed on her shaved head to show her support.

Rebekah Nash, aged 36, of St John's in Worcester, had her head shaved when her mum, Susan Heywood, 69, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April.

But that wasn't enough for Miss Nash, who wanted to go the extra mile to show her support for her mum, and so she decided to visit ‘Scott A Tattoo’ in St John's to get a pink ribbon and 'Daughter of a fighter' inked on her scalp.

Miss Nash said: “I know my mum is not overly keen on tattoos so she’s relieved mine will be covered when my hair grows back. It’s our ‘little secret!’

“The pink ribbon is for Breast Cancer Awareness which is obviously very close to my family’s hearts."

She added: “My mum is a fighter. We will beat this, and I am proud to be her daughter.”

Mrs Heywood has received three sessions of chemotherapy so far.

Her husband, Alec Heywood, commented: “Sue has not lost any hair so far, so Rebekah could be on her own, but two charities have done well out of it.”

So far, £1,380 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Care Nurses, and Miss Nash is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.

Miss Nash had her head shaved on August 14 at Whitbourne Hall, in Herefordshire, where her mum lives, with neighbour Des Stokes-Dodge behind the clippers.

Miss Nash added: “I didn’t want her to have to be bald alone. Was I nervous? Not until halfway through the shave when it dawned on me that I was going to have no hair!

“I do feel odd, but I know I have done it for the right reasons. I know my mum knows I love her and would do anything for her and that’s all that matters.”

Donate to the family’s ‘Brave the Shave’ page at bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/rebekah-nash/donate/