A KIND cousin had a close shave in honour of a relative who is fighting ovarian cancer.

Janice McArthur volunteered to go under the clippers to raise funds for charity, inspired by her cousin Geraldine Gray.

The 54-year-old cheered Janice on at Hair International in Kilblain Street where owner Robert Paton carried out the cut.

Gourock grandmother Geraldine, who lost her own hair through her cancer treatment, said: “The closer it got Janice said she was feeling a bit fearful.

“But she braved it, well done her.”

Geraldine, of Arran Road, was devastated when doctors discovered she had a tumour the size of a grapefruit.

She underwent surgery and has now finished her last chemotherapy.

Geraldine said: “I had my last round of chemotherapy two weeks ago.

“I was quite emotional after it.

“I have to get a scan next to see if the treatment’s worked.

“I just want to get that out of the way and to be told I’m okay.

“I’ve an appointment on 24 November with the doctor and I just want to try to rebuild my life and get back to normal as soon as possible.”

Geraldine says the last chemotherapy session affected her badly.

She said: “I’ve not been feeling that well since then. It’s really floored me. I’ve also caught the cold as my immune system is down but I’m picking back up now.”

Janice has raised £300 so far while Geraldine’s daughter Claire collected more than £500 by holding a coffee morning.

This was split between Ardgowan Hospice, where Geraldine receives counselling, and Macmillan Cancer Support.