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Hi, I'm Kate, and I've just had my hair shaved!!!  I was planning on losing my hair (shaving, rather than pulling it out, fortunately) if I could get enough sponsorship by 11th December 2010.  Thanks to all you lovely people I've raised well over my original & subsequent targets.  I'm really touched by your support and I'm sure Mum would have been thrilled - Thank-you all so much!! :D

My much loved mother Barbara Hearn died last year on Christmas morning from bowel cancer.  As this year draws to a close I can't help remembering what she was going through.  Mum had fabulous purple highlights in her hair, which she had to stop having done during her treatment.  She'd always held that the poem "When I grow old I shall wear purple" was the right approach to growing old and her hair was a way of wearing purple every day!

Cancer is a horrible thing, and along with the pain and discomfort of both the illness itself and the aggressive treatment methods, sufferers can find themselves brought up short by other side effects.  Like many others, Mum hated the idea of losing her hair through treatment, it was enough that she'd lost her purple.

I plan to get my head shaved to a grade 3ish in December in part as an act of rememberance, but also with the hope of raising some money for one of the charities that supported both Mum & my father Robert through both her cancer and his previous cancers.

I'll be updating this page with some photos soon

Thanks for checking in :)

Kx

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Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 38

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Donation by Rose on 31/12/10

£6.50

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Donation by Chris Croft-White on 28/12/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Abigail West on 24/12/10

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Donation by Mostly Dennis with a bit of Andy on 24/12/10

£11.10

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Donation by Greg Chapple on 22/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Cheryl, Heather & Jan on 21/12/10

£11.00

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... with hair-raising results... sorry.

Donation by Rhys on 18/12/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 14/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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well done!! Best I look out for a hat for you, love and best wishes, Jan xx

Donation by Jan Thurgood on 12/12/10

£20.00

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Donation by David Gibbons on 11/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 10/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Fantastic charity and fantastic cause. Good luck! Hoping I have helped you get to the £400 mark. Well done and all our love xx

Donation by Cheryl and Geoff Davies on 10/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Ann B on 10/12/10

£20.00

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Keep warm!

Donation by Alan Ford on 10/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Mad ;-)

Donation by Max on 10/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Kate - at least it's not quite as cold as it was last week!!

Donation by Toby Armstrong on 10/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Bravo lovely lady and lots and lots and lots of love and hugs. xxxx

Donation by Alice Coram on 10/12/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Remember to take a warm hat.

Donation by Adrian Fitch on 10/12/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Niki Baverstock on 10/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by A Jones on 08/12/10

£8.00

+ £2.26 Gift Aid

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A truely worthy cause if ever there was one! I look forward to seeing the new look :) x

Donation by gaynor cowan on 04/12/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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good luck lady xx

Donation by helen conie on 01/12/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck honey! Can't believe all your hair will be gone, but it's for a good cause.

Donation by Jemma on 30/11/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the fundraising it is a fantastic cause! Of course I have already beaten you to it, baldies rule!

Donation by Kevan Longhurst on 30/11/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Better pick another target...

Donation by Cameron Shiell on 28/11/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£509.60
  • Offline donations£55.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£564.60
  • Gift Aid£120.72

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