Hannah's hair-raiser to help fight against mum's disease
A 22-YEAR-OLD from Stoke Bishop had her head shaved to raise awareness about a little-known condition which causes chronic pain.
Hannah Gardiner's sacrifice of her locks raised nearly £800 for the charity, FibroAction which helps sufferers of fibromyalgia.
She said: "It's a muscular disease which is similar to multiple sclerosis. It causes chronic pain and usually depression.
"Because it is so variable in severity, some people can suffer from it and not realise they have it."
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Her mother, Lizzie Davison, 49, who lives in Nailsea, has suffered from the condition for years.
Hannah said: "She has to use a walking stick and can only concentrate for limited periods because of the chronic pain."
She said there is no known cure and the money raised by the headshave, which took place at the Prince of Wales pub in Westbury-on-Trym on Saturday, will go towards research.
If anyone wants to make a donation, they should go to the website at www.justgiving.com/Hannah- Gardiner-shaves-head.