Jacqueline ‘Pink’ De-Merci will brave the shave. Picture: Paul Tibbs

For years, one Dersingham woman has been nicknamed in honour of her coloured hair.

But next week, Jacqueline ‘Pink’ De-Merci, is due to undertake the Brave the Shave for cancer support charity, Macmillian.

Ms De-Merci, 63, who works at Great Presents gift shop in King’s Lynn, will have her hair shaved outside the Norfolk Street premises.

She said: “I am not worried about it, I am excited.

“I have been told that I’m brave doing it, but I’m really not.  It’s going to grow back.”

Ms De-Merci said she decided to undertake the challenge after hearing Macmillian advertise the Brave the Shave campaign on the radio.

“I thought, I could do that,” she said.

Ms De-Merci, who has two daughters aged 43 and 40, and two granddaughters explained the charity was close to her heart after her father died from cancer 20 years ago.

Her mother had also suffered from and beaten cancer twice.

“Thankfully she beat it with flying colours.” Ms De-Merci said.

“I have always given to charity, but this is the first time I have done something.”

So come Monday afternoon, a barber from McKenzie’s Traditional Barbers in Lynn will do the honour outside her workplace of three years.

Shoppers will be able to cheer her on and there will also be a table where any donations can be received.

Manger for Great Presents, Louisa Buffarello, said she was in full support of the challenge.

She said: “We are all very proud of her, I think it’s a wonderful thing she is doing.

“She’s very brave and such a lovely person.”