Star readers ‘ditch the slap’ for cancer

Chantelle Kara
Chantelle Kara
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Have you caught the latest charitable craze sweeping social media sites?

Why, it’s the bare faced selfie!

Philip Strafford

Philip Strafford

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, your Facebook and Twitter feed has no doubt been littered with ladies losing the slap to raise awareness for cancer.

Chantelle Kara, aged 22, of Hackenthorpe, told The Star: “I think this campaign has been a great idea. I know people who have suffered with cancer and if women going bare-faced and donating can make a difference, good on us.”

Barnsley lass Kelly Stringer, 27, said: “It’s great to see women coming together and embracing their make-up free faces to raise awareness of cancer.”

Philip Strafford, 36, of Kelham Island, went the other way – posting his very own selfie on Facebook with a face full of makeup.

Jem Freer

Jem Freer

He said: “This has been a fantastic campaign and shows how social media can be a powerful tool for people to share stories and promote a good cause.

“I lost my aunt Jane to cancer and I know she would of loved my full slap selfie.”

Carolan Davidge, of Cancer Research UK, said, “The Bare Face Selfie trend isn’t something Cancer Research UK started - but it’s great to see so many people getting involved to help raise awareness of cancer amongst their friends and family.”

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