A cancer charity received a considerable cash boost after a Leyburn dental nurse had her hair shaved off to raise funds for a support centre.

After reflecting a great deal on the value of health and seeing many of her family, friends and patients affected by cancer and other life-changing illnesses, Sarah Robinson decided to do something radical.

Having previously run the Race for Life and the Great North Run she felt she needed to do something that would push her out of her comfort zone and shocked family, friends and colleagues by having all her hair shaved off.

Sarah chose to raise money for the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Northallerton.

The head shave took place at Leyburn Dental Practice on a training day with Sarah's supportive colleagues and friends present.

She initially hoped to raise £1,000 but eventually the fund hit an incredible £10,090, which Sarah handed over personally on a visit to the centre.

“It has been an emotional, overwhelming, life-changing experience raising money for the Sir Robert Ogden Centre," she said.

“It’s beyond anything I dreamt possible, I thought if I raised £1,000 I’d be doing well but this is mind blowing.

“I would like to thank my family, friends, work colleagues and patients at Leyburn Dental Practice along with our wonderful community for their generous donations which also included a £1,000 donation from Denplan.

“I will never forget the emotional support I’ve had from everyone.”

An added bonus is the general consensus Sarah’s new haircut really suits her.