The brave newlywed bride shaves her hair for charity against cancer just a day after her wedding

Gemma Hiatt, 36, of Warwickshire, left her husband Ian (both seen) to shave their hair to help Macmillan Cancer a day after they got married, after seeing their family members fight the devastating disease.

A bride allowed her husband to shave his hair in aid of a cancer charity just a day after they got married.

Gemma Hiatt, 36, of Warwickshire, made the brave move in support of her mother, Jill, who has beaten breast cancer twice and her aunt, Mandy, who recently received a terminal diagnosis of cancer.

Gemma let her husband, Ian Hiatt, do the honors, shaving her brown hair up to her shoulders in front of her friends and family the morning after her wedding.

"My mother was there the day to support me and I am very happy that she was because that meant everything to me: I was very anxious, excited and nervous at one time," she explained. I think I was more nervous about Brave the Shave than about getting married!

Talking about her new appearance, Gemma continued: "I was a little nervous at the time because of what Ian was doing, but there was not much I could do after he started cutting it! Now that I've seen it, I think it looks Well, I'm happy with that!

During the reception of her wedding, Gemma took some time to record a video message for Macmillan Cancer Support, explaining why she participated in her Brave the Shave fundraising campaign, which will take place throughout August.

Gemma Hiatt, 36, of Warwickshire, left her husband Ian (both seen) to shave their hair to help Macmillan Cancer a day after they got married, after seeing their family members fight the devastating disease.

Gemma Hiatt, 36, of Warwickshire, left her husband Ian (both seen) to shave their hair to help Macmillan Cancer a day after they got married, after seeing their family members fight the devastating disease.

Sharing the emotional story behind her move, Gemma said: "I was around 17 when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer.

"He was quite advanced and had to undergo a complete mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

"It was really hard, I was quite young, I was still in college, it was a lot to deal with, when you hear the word cancer you fear the worst.

She went into remission but about five years later she came back for a regular checkup and they found cancer in the other breast. Fortunately he was caught very early, so they managed to perform a mastectomy and no further treatments were needed. "

The video shows Ian shaving Gemma's head in the marquee that they celebrated their nuptials the night before, both in wedding attire, observed by family and friends.

The video shows Ian shaving Gemma's head in the marquee that they celebrated their nuptials the night before, both in wedding attire, observed by family and friends.

The video shows Ian shaving Gemma's head in the marquee that they celebrated their nuptials the night before, both in wedding attire, observed by family and friends.

She made the brave move in support of her mother, Jill, (seen) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice and her aunt, Mandy, who recently received a terminal diagnosis of cancer

She made the brave move in support of her mother, Jill, (seen) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice and her aunt, Mandy, who recently received a terminal diagnosis of cancer

She made the brave move in support of her mother, Jill, (seen) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice and her aunt, Mandy, who recently received a terminal diagnosis of cancer

Since then, Gemma's mother has fully recovered and was one of the people who watched as Gemma shaved her head.

Tragically, Gemma's aunt, Mandy, who is in her early fifties, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Gemma continued: "Recently my aunt Mandy has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, she is not very old at all, she is just over fifty years old.

This was an additional motivator for Gemma to do what she could to raise money for charity.

Gemma's husband also supported his move, and the couple raised almost £ 1000 for the cause (seen together on their wedding day).

Gemma's husband also supported his move, and the couple raised almost £ 1000 for the cause (seen together on their wedding day).

Gemma's husband also supported his move, and the couple raised almost £ 1000 for the cause (seen together on their wedding day).

Gemma's aunt, Mandy, who is in her early fifties, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, which motivated Gemma to see the hair before shaving it, to make the change.

Gemma's aunt, Mandy, who is in her early fifties, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, which motivated Gemma to see the hair before shaving it, to make the change.

Gemma's aunt, Mandy, who is in her early fifties, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, which motivated Gemma to see the hair before shaving it, to make the change.

Speaking about the moment she cut her hair, Gemma continued: "Our wedding was an amazing day.

"I am so happy to have been able to marry my partner, Ian, and on the Sunday after our wedding he shaved all my hair, there were a lot of family and friends who support us and give us donations.

And Gemma's husband also supported his move, and the couple raised almost £ 1,000 for the cause.

"Ian has been extremely understanding," said Gemma. "He understands why I wanted to do so much and he was 100 percent behind me."

Gemma let her husband, Ian Hiatt, do the honors, shaving her brown hair up to her shoulders in front of her friends and family the morning after her wedding

Gemma let her husband, Ian Hiatt, do the honors, shaving her brown hair up to her shoulders in front of her friends and family the morning after her wedding

Gemma let her husband, Ian Hiatt, do the honors, shaving her brown hair up to her shoulders in front of her friends and family the morning after her wedding

Since he battled cancer twice, Gemma's mother fully recovered and was one of those people who watched as Gemma finished shaving her head.

Since he battled cancer twice, Gemma's mother fully recovered and was one of those people who watched as Gemma finished shaving her head.

Since he battled cancer twice, Gemma's mother fully recovered and was one of those people who watched as Gemma finished shaving her head.

"He's one of the most incredible people I've ever met." When I first spoke with him about Brave the Shave, he did not hesitate at all and simply told me to go find him. "

"I am very fortunate to have such a supportive partner," he added.

"I'm glad I did it because I've raised a lot of money to help people living with cancer."

Since then, Gemma visits her aunt at the hospital to see her new appearance in person.

"I'm glad I did it because I raised a lot of money to help people living with cancer," Gemma said of her brave movement.

She said: "I showed her her pictures of my hair and we went to see her at the hospital so she could see the results.

"He's happy to have done it and I'm trying to raise money for people who are in situations like his."

Gemma and her husband are preparing for a well-deserved rest in September, and the new wife added: "For our honeymoon, we thought we were going to the Lake District for a few days, to Scotland and then to York for a few nights before return home to Warwickshire.

"I was a little anxious about what Ian was doing, but there was not much I could do after he started cutting it in. Now that I've seen it, I think it looks good, I'm happy with that!" Gemma said about her new appearance

Gemma's move was inspired to see her mother fight, and overcome, the disease when Gemma was only 18 years old.

Gemma's move was inspired to see her mother fight, and overcome, the disease when Gemma was only 18 years old.

Gemma's move was inspired to see her mother fight, and overcome, the disease when Gemma was only 18 years old.

Since 2015, more than 59,000 generous fundraisers have shaved their heads for Macmillan, raising more than £ 16.8 million.

This amazing sum could fund the entire Macmillan Cancer Support Line for three years, helping thousands of people living with cancer access information and expert support when they need it most.

Brave the Shave of Macmillan Cancer Support is set to unite thousands of fundraisers in summer sponsored cosmetics, which will raise money for people living with cancer across the UK.

You can join the Brave the Shave movement today by registering to participate in bravetheshave.org.uk

Gemma and her husband are now preparing for a well-deserved rest in the Lake District (Gemma, Ian and Mama have seen each other)

Gemma and her husband are now preparing for a well-deserved rest in the Lake District (Gemma, Ian and Mama have seen each other)

Gemma and her husband are now preparing for a well-deserved rest in the Lake District (Gemma, Ian and Mama have seen each other)

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