I thought it would be good to share with you a little bit about as to why I am Braving the Shave…
Last year my close friend was dying and did die of cancer, our close family friend is also currently battling cancer, a family member is battling cancer again, numerous family members have battled cancer, we’ve lost people to cancer and every single day more people are diagnosed with this horrendous disease – IT’S JUST SHIT – it does not discriminate and there but for the grace of God go I, this has affected me a lot and I got into my head I wanted to use this anxiety productively and try and raise some money for charity.
I have already raised money for Cancer Research UK, and though a cure for cancer would be ideal it’s not going to happen for a long time, and if I’m honest I don’t think there will ever be a cure for all cancers, therefore I thought about Macmillan. They support not only the people battling cancer but also their families. For some people, they are their only support. One day I or a family member may need them – please God this will not be the case, but cancer affects 1 in 3 people.
“No one facing cancer should walk alone”
It’s Macmillan’s ‘thing’ to ‘Brave the Shave’ – because a lot of people who battle cancer and have chemotherapy lose their hair. These were my first thoughts when I saw their ‘Brave the Shave’ – I’ve already run to raise money, I’ve done the Coffee Mornings – but this could really make a difference and that it will affect me for more than one day. When I’ve run – the next day I am fine – the run is done and that’s it. With shaving my hair – I will have a tiny glimpse into what it’s like for a cancer sufferer every day. I’m not saying I will know what it’s like to have cancer but just for a short while, I will be able to identify with that side effect of cancer treatment. It will take me out of my comfort zone. It’s not the nice thing to do because to put it simply, cancer is not nice.
I am trying to organise the actual day of my hair shave as a tea/coffee and cake afternoon. My kids have decided to go through their own toys and will have a table selling some of them on the day. I am busy getting together what is starting to look like a good raffle – I may have to change my name so I can enter the raffle too! Haha! ;-P
If you would be so kind as to sponsor to me – that would be amazing too – find a link to my donation page HERE.
We are doing all these things to try and raise as much money as we can for Macmillan. HERE is a link to show you some of the ways your money will be helping others.
If you can help with the event – bake a cake, supply some toys for my kids selling table, donate a prize for the raffle, or want to come along on the day – just let me know! 🙂 xxx