04:15AM, Wednesday 29 January 2014
The mum of 'miracle man' Tom Twitchen is preparing to shave her head for the charity which helped save her son's life.
Trudie Twitchen will lose her hair, along with friends Maria Sams and Zoe Levitt, to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at Marks & Spencer in the Maidenhead High Street on Friday.
Tom, 23, was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma in July, battled through three massive bleeds and became the record holder at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for losing the most amount of blood and surviving.
Maidenhead's Marks & Spencer has chosen to support the charity this year for Tom and Trudie, who both work at the store.
"Without research, there would be no Tom," said Trudie.
"At the end of the day, if it makes somebody smile it's worth it. My hair will grow back."
Trudie, Maria and Zoe are hoping to raise more than £3,000 for charity and the fundraiser at the store will also include sponsored cycles and a cake sale, beginning at 10.30am.
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