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Latest news: More photographs available: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150717141289665.455231.703289664&type=1&l=fb528e4f1 (No facebook account required.) Worked out sponsorship and bucket total: £382.50, and put as offline total!
Julie's Dad, Brian Whitfield, was diagnosed with diffuse b cell lymphoma in December of last year, and started R-CHOP Chemotherapy in January; then in January, our friend Mike Powell was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma and is undergoing CHOP Chemotherapy at the same time as Julie's dad.
Julie and I wanted to do something to help show our support, and do a little good at the same time, so we decided to initiate Project Bald Eagle 2012.
The plan: at 4pm on Sunday 26th February 2012 at The Odd One Out (Mersea Road, Colchester), Julie's dad will be shaving both Julie's and Brian's hair, with the money raised going to St Helena's Hospice!
More information on this facebook event,
Update 30/01/2012: Wow! Would you believe it! Less than one day in, and £230 raised, and lots of good wishes. People, you are so kind. Thank you all so much.
Update 31/01/2012: St Helena's Hospice have been in touch offering promotional material, so we are off to the pub and see what degree of material would be useful, and what would get us barred for life ;)
Update 02/02/2012: Amazing! Four days in, and we are at £440! If we hit the target within 5 days, that would be incredible. I think it's safe to say that Julie and I have been overwhelmed by your kindness.
Update 03/02/2012: In the Gazette, pg 18, "Close Shave for Charity"! We also have sponsorship forms for off line giving!
Update 05/02/2012: Hit the £500 target in (just) under a week! Wow!
Update 06/02/2012: Increased target to £1000, with three weeks to go! It'll be tough, but we might just do it!
Update 18/02/2012: Members of the Town Watch have agreed to attend the event in Costume.
Update 20/02/2012: We have reached the £1000 target! Thanks to all of you, you are heroes! This makes us one of the top fundraisers! (http://www.justgiving.com/sthelena)
Update 25/02/2012: Unfortunately, it looks like Julie's dad isn't going to be up to cutting our hair tomorrow, so that honour will go to Anne. However, he may turn up to watch, if he is feeling up to it.
Update: 27/02/2012: More photographs available https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150717141289665.455231.703289664&type=1&l=fb528e4f1 (No facebook account required.)
Update: 29/02/2012: Updated Offline total!
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