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Women fighting cancer share hope with unique artwork on their heads.

Katie Thorburn aged 16, Dawn Craddock aged 37 and 46 year old Pam Rhodes used their hair loss caused by chemotherapy to create bold artwork in a bid to raise money for cancer research.

The women all from Greater Manchester are kickstarting a huge fund-raising campaign £28.5m is needed to complete the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.


Being involved in the More Tomorrows art project has been so exciting and a real diversion for me during a tough time in my life. I was keen for a design which represented the key people in my life, including my sister in law who sadly died. We always associate butterflies with her, so it was lovely for them to be included in the design. – PAM RHODES FROM FLIXTON

I really loved the artwork on my head and cried when I had to wash it off in the shower! I wanted very bold, bright colours such as rainbows to my positive attitude to fighting the disease. – DAWN CRADDOCK

I was thrilled with the design painted on my head. I love pastels and patterns and just wanted something simple and elegant. My head was painted the same week as my 16th birthday. – KATIE THORBURN FROM HEATON MERSEY


The campaign has been named the 'More Tomorrows' initiative and aims to generate the £6m needed to complete the new research centre - the largest of its kind in Europe which it’s hoped will open in 2014.