Swim teacher inspired by gran to shave hair off for cancer cause
A SWIMMING teacher is shaving her head for a charity which helped her gran.
Steph Evans was inspired to take on the challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
She will also donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which creates wigs for children with cancer.
Steph wants to raise as much money as possible ahead of the big event at the Poacher’s Inn in Bollington on Saturday, August 22, at 8.30pm.
On the day there will also be some live music and a raffle to help boost fundraising.
Steph, who has been a swimming instructor for 18 years at Bollington Health and Leisure Centre, said: “This is quite a big thing for me as I am quite well known in the local area.
“I think a lot of family and friends didn’t think I was actually serious. This is going to be a shock not only for them but also everyone who knows or recognises me.
“But in my opinion it is only hair and it will grow back. Hopefully a lot better than it is now. And as it is for such a worthy cause that so wonderfully cared for my gran, it’s my turn to give something back.
“After thinking about this for a while and in a sudden rush of ‘let’s do this’, I decided to brave the shave as my mum did a few years ago.
“She said how liberating it is and it has always inspired me to do it as well.
“It’s amazing how you can suddenly get so attached to something like your hair, even though I don’t particularly like it!
“Yes, I could have done a skydive or arranged a coffee morning, but I’ve been there done that and wanted to do something bigger and different.
“My aim was to raise £500 but after only two weeks of fundraising I have achieved that and the amount keeps rising, which really keeps me going and makes me proud of what I am doing.”
To sponsor Steph visit bravetheshave.org.uk/ shavers/Stephanie-evans.
●● Steph Evans is having her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support
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