A close shave

Lorraine set to go bald for a good cause

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A Cam­bus­lang woman will have a close shave this month – all in aid of a char­ity close to her heart.

Lorraine Mar­shall (53), from West­burn, will ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmil­lan on Au­gust 22 with plenty of sup­port from her col­leagues at the East Kil­bride Deben­hams depart­ment store.

As well as Lorraine’s char­ity head shave there will also be mu­sic from lo­cal songstress, Han­nah White, and nib­bles pro­vided by the cafe in store.

Lorraine’s part­ner, An­drew Faulds (66), pre­vi­ously pres­i­dent of White­field Bowl­ing Club, was di­ag­nosed with ter­mi­nal bowel, liver and lung can­cer last May and has un­der­gone nu­mer­ous gru­elling rounds of chemo­ther­apy.

But Lorraine, who al­ready took part in Macmil­lan’s ‘Go Sober for Oc­to­ber’ event de­cided she wanted to con­tinue to raise as much money as pos­si­ble to raise aware­ness.

Macmil­lan are a source of sup­port, help­ing with all the things that peo­ple af­fected by can­cer want and need.

She told the Re­former: “Hav­ing al­ready raised money through ‘Go Sober for Oc­to­ber’, I was sent de­tails for ‘Brave the Shave’ and de­cided to go for it.

“My store man­ager at East Kil­bride, Craig Stewart, has been fan­tas­tic by let­ting me hold the char­ity head shave in Deben­hams and the shop­ping cen­tre have also been great by pro­mot­ing the event on their Face­book page and telling me if I need any­thing else to just ask.

“The in-store sa­lon, Valdis, are do­ing the head­shave for me and I have or­gan­ised mu­sic and nib­bles.

“I never ex­pected to get the sup­port I have had from ev­ery­one at East Kil­bride – it’s been fan­tas­tic.”

Lorraine went on: “An­drew’s di­ag­no­sis came com­pletely out of the blue.

“He had been feel­ing a lit­tle un­der the weather then within two weeks we were told it was can­cer and it had spread to the bowel, liver and lungs.

“It was such a shock and we are now wait­ing to get the re­sults from the latest round of chemo, so it’s a bit of an anx­ious time at the minute.

“I want to raise as much money as I can and raise as much aware­ness as pos­si­ble – An­drew had al­ways been rel­a­tively fit but can­cer touches so many peo­ple these days.

“An­drew has un­der­gone 24 ses­sions of chemo and is fight­ing this hor­ri­ble ill­ness very bravely. I want to raise as much as pos­si­ble.

“To be hon­est I am try­ing not to think about the fact I am get­ting my head shaved for now but I am not sure what I will be like nearer the time. “It is all for a good cause though.” She added: “I’m quite ner­vous but I’m sure I’ll be al­right in the day, I’ve got lots of sup­port.”

The char­ity head shave will take place at 2.30pm in Deben­hams in Cen­tre West, Cornwall Street, East Kil­bride.

To spon­sor Lorraine you can visit her Just­Giv­ing page at www.just­giv­ing.com/ lor­raine­mar­shall34/, go to a link on Lorraine’s own Face­book page or click on the Brave the Shave link at www.face­book. com/ek­shop­ping­cen­tre

Part­ner Lorraine Mar­shall with An­drew Faulds

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