HUNDREDS of people gathered at a fun day on Sunday which saw a 50-year-old Newport woman shave her head for charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Organisers said the barbecue sold out of burgers at the event at the Unionist Club on Malpas Road, Newport, which raised more than £2,000.

John Copus, 54, organised the family day after being inspired by his daughter Lucy’s battle with cancer at just 32. He said: “I have known a few people who had been touched with cancer, my daughter Lucy was one of them, so that was what inspired me really. The day went really well, a great turnout.

“At the moment we’ve raised £2,007 but there’s still more money coming in.”

Jane Greenhauf, from Newport, who had her head shaved, said: “I got a bit emotional because of all the money we’d raised. I decided to shave my head because I know quite a few people who have had cancer and lost their hair. It feels a bit chillier now but the hair has started to grow back already.”

The shop assistant, who works at Spar on Malpas Road, said Blakemore, the company which owns the Spar group, also sponsored her with £200.