Siblings are showing their love and support for two brothers in Bedfont diagnosed with cancer by shaving their head for charity.
The Bays are a family of 11 children, eight boys and three girls, and a bunch of nieces and nephews, and half of them are getting in line for the chop this Saturday (12), to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Since Kim, 57, of Page Road, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May, and older brother Gerald, 59, with cancer of the larynx a couple of weeks later, the family have made the brave decision of going bald together.
Sister Gabriele Bays, 43, of South Road, Hanworth, is one of the three sisters, and her partner Richard Elliott, 46, are going completely bald, while their 15-year-old son Adam Elliott will also be getting a cut.
Ms Bays said: "We were just talking as the brothers were going to go bald.
"Although Gerald did not lose his hair, Kim is still in the middle of his chemotherapy and we thought why don't we go bald with him and give him a bit of support.
"I feel fine but just want to get it over and done with. I've got my hat too.
"I'm looking forward to it with something positive with everything else going on and have a bit of fun for five minutes.
"I wouldn't be surprised if more family do it."
Kim is married with two children, Vicki, 37, who lives with her father, and Kelly, 40, who also has two children and lives down the road in Bedfont.
They are both having their hair shortened too.
Joining the head shave are the men's two other brothers Lee and Roger.
The Bays are standing together in the fight against cancer which also claimed their father 17 years ago when he died of lung cancer.
So far they have raised half of their £800 target but need your donations to help them along the way.
Donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/Troy-Bays/