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Mayor pledges to shave his head

PUBLISHED: 09:58 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:04 07 July 2010

A Norfolk mayor is set to mark the end of his office next week by taking part in a charity head shave.

Thetford mayor Robert Kybird has been persuaded to lose his hair by former cancer patient Pauline Shelton, who has been set the target of raising £1,000 in sponsorship for St Nicholas Hospice.

A Norfolk mayor is set to mark the end of his office next week by taking part in a charity head shave.

Thetford mayor Robert Kybird has been persuaded to lose his hair by former cancer patient Pauline Shelton, who has been set the target of raising £1,000 in sponsorship for St Nicholas Hospice.

The town and district councillor is set to take part in the head shave at King's House on Thursday , the day after he hands over the mayoral robes to John Harding.

Mrs Shelton, who has raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support in the past, has already received pledges of £750 for the St Nicholas Hospice event. The charity provides care to terminally ill people and support to their families and friends in the west Suffolk and Thetford areas.

Mrs Shelton, who had her bowel removed because of cancer, said: “The nurses are so dedicated - they were born to do the job. I believe that if you raise money locally it should stay locally, and the hospice is a great local cause. We will beat the target set by the mayor - I'm determined.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring the mayor's head shave should contact Mrs Shelton on 01842 763285.

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