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Maria Banham

Maria's M'hairy Christmas

Fundraising for Bolton Hospice

207 %
raised of £500 target
by 85 supporters

Bolton Hospice

We provide expert care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses

Charity Registration No. 518704


Christmas is looming and for most people it’s their
favourite time of the year. For others it can be the worst…..

Imagine what it’s like being told it’s your Mum, Dad,
Sister, Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Child, or someone else’s you can’t imagine life
without, last Christmas, being told ‘I won’t be here next Christmas, but
everything will be ok’. Watching someone you adore having their world crushed
by being told they won’t have a Dad around next year. I can’t tell you the
date, all time stood still as I watched my husband being told his Dad’s cancer
was terminal, I just remember his face, which breaks my heart every time I go
back to that day in my mind. Little did I know it would me my Dads last
Christmas as well, he was poorly and didn’t know until the end, something that
gives me little comfort.

Imagine how many people are told daily that this will be the
last Christmas they will spend with someone they love, and how many spend their
last Christmas poorly in a Hospice.

What Bolton Hospice did for my Father in Law, couldn’t have
been better, they made his last few weeks comfortable and treated him with
dignity and never once made us feel the ‘doom and gloom’ that comes with death,
something they deal with every day. They’re amazing to have the strength and
courage, to deal with people who are at their most vulnerable and literally at
rock bottom, and offer them some comfort when all seems lost.

This is why I have chosen to raise some money for them, I know
Christmas is an expensive time of the year, but if everyone on my Facebook friends
donated £1.00, I’d be at my target, or super close.

Most people that know me, know my hair is a massive part of
my identity, it’s the only thing on my entire body that I take great pride on keeping
nice, I enjoy changing its colour, playing with styles, in truth it’s the only
thing on my body I truly love (and my tiger stripes from having G Dog). So as a
Thank You and ONLY IF I hit my target, I will be shaving my hair off on
Christmas Eve, so I will wake up on Christmas Day a little bit colder.

Help me hit my target and at 8.00pm on Christmas Eve I will
stream live on Facebook my hair removal.

Thank you all for reading, you know I like to babble on