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Victoria Sayers

Pixie's head shave

I am shaving my head for East Cheshire Hospice because of the fantastic work the ECH do.

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East Cheshire Hospice

We provide exceptional care and support to people affected by life-limiting illness

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page and help me support the wonderful East Cheshire Hospice where my cousin Joel spent his final days.

On 10th July 2017, Joel lost his battle against this horrendous disease after a 9 month fight. He was a kind and caring guy who definitely had a silly side and knew how to have fun. I have lots of happy memories of us growing up together but he was taken far too soon and unfortunately will never get to see his own children grow up.

So... I have decided to do something a tad drastic and SHAVE MY HEAD in 2 months time in memory of Joel to raise money for the East Cheshire Hospice where he spent his final days. As far as I can remember, I have been ridiculously precious over my looong hair (20 inches!) but things like this put life into perspective and for me it will grow back. Others have to live without hair for long periods of time and many cancer sufferers I have met (Joel included) have said it's a really hard part of the disease to come to terms with.

I'm going to donate my hair to Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children with cancer. If you could donate as much or as little as you can I would be so grateful and I know Joel would too (even though he said "don't do it, it won't help your quest in finding a husband!!") ha. Always thinking of others.. 😂

I don't have a target donation amount, I just want to raise as much money as I can for the hospice as I'm sure you can agree it is a fantastic place offering person centred palliative care for symptom management and also end of life. ECH requires £7,500 to run on a daily basis and 80% of the annual running costs are down to donations and fundraising. Therefore we need to dig deep to help this fantastic place keep going.

Alice and her friend Lucy will also be shaving their heads with me in memory of their friend Charley who also lost her battle and was taken too soon; therefore we have set the shave date as 30th September 2017 - what would have been Charley's 30th birthday.

Cancer affects us all; directly or indirectly and I want to stick two fingers up to it. We may not currently have a cure, so let's try and help make the final days of people's lives the best they can possibly be.

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