A HALESOWEN mum really used her head to raise money for charity – by having her hair shaved off.

Rachel Griffin raised more than £1,140 for Mary Stevens Hospice by shaving all her hair off.

People can still donate to the fundraising total by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rachel-griffin11

The 44-year-old, who is a finance manager with award-winning Stourbridge insurance brokers Gravity Risk Services, took part in the charity shave at a special event last weekend.

Rachel’s father-in-law Les Griffin and her aunt Fay Bayton both died from cancer.

Her husband Dan, 45, and daughter Daisy, aged three, helped with the head shave at a special fundraising afternoon with colleagues from Gravity Risk Services.

Rachel said: “I’m delighted with the amount we managed to raise for Mary Stevens Hospice.

"They do some incredible work for people suffering from terminal illness - this was my way of doing what I can to help them carry on helping people when they need it most.

“Thank you to everyone who helped by donating money.”

Mary Stevens Hospice is the chosen charity of Gravity Risk Services, which is based in New Road.

Dale Collett, managing director at Gravity Risk Services, added: “It’s very important to us as a local firm that we put something back into our community.

"Rachel felt very strongly about Mary Stevens Hospice following her own personal experiences of family members who suffered from cancer, and we’re delighted to do anything we can to help this important charity.”