A woman who discovered she had incurable cancer when she was studying for university shaved her Plumstead brother’s head for charity.

Hannah Woodward was 18 and preparing to go to university when she had put her exhaustion down to studying for exams.

She was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, an incurable form of cancer most common with men in their fifties.

Now 26, Hannah has refused to let her diagnosis get her down, even running the London Marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support in April.

Her attitude inspired her 28-year-old brother Ted to sign up the charity’s Brave the Shave campaign.

Captured on film by celebrity photographer Rankin, Ted had his head shaved as he raised funds for the charity.

He said: “I took part as I want to help raise awareness of all the great work Macmillan Cancer Support does and to show support for Hannah.

“I was 20 when she was diagnosed and it was a huge shock for the family, but she has dealt with it incredibly and never let anything hold her back. I’m really proud of her.”

Hannah said: “The photoshoot was a brilliant experience and emotional in so many ways. I was ever so proud of my brother for doing Brave the Shave to help more people in our situation.”

Macmillan fundraising manager, Lisa Shorter, said: “Ted is one of the many people inspired to do Brave the Shave because of someone close to him.

“We know not everyone can run a marathon or climb a mountain, and Brave the Shave is another way to help the millions of people diagnosed with cancer each year, and we are so grateful to everyone who takes part.”