Brave Lorraine has a close shave for charity
Macmillan charity to benefit
A Cambuslang woman had a close shave for a charity close to her heart last week.
Lorraine Marshall ( 53), from Westburn,‘ Braved the Shave’ for Macmillan with plenty of support from her colleagues and customers.
She took the decision to shave off all her hair after partner, Andrew Faulds ( 66), also from Cambuslang, was diagnosed with terminal bowel, liver and lung cancer last May and he has since undergone numerous gruelling rounds of chemotherapy.
Lorraine, who works in East Kilbride Debenhams, has already taken part in Macmillan’s ‘Go Sober for October’ event and decided to continue to raise as much money as possible as well as raise awareness.
She said: “It was possibly the most emotional I have been in my life. In the lead up to it everyone kept saying ‘are you nervous?’ and I kept saying I was absolutely fine.
“However, we had been waiting on more test results for Andy and they came through just before the event.
“Unfortunately, they weren’t good so I think that added to the emotion of the day.
“However, I am so glad I did it as all the staff in Debenhams and particularly my store manager, Craig Stewart, were so supportive.
“I have raised at least £1200 – which is well above my £500 target – with more still to come in and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and donated.”
She went on: “Everyone has said how brave I have been but, personally, I don’t feel particularly brave – it’s people like Andy who are battling cancer who are the brave ones.
“Andy’s temperament and fighting spirit through this has been amazing and I think that’s what kept us both going.”
Close shave (left to right)Valdis stylist Michaela Cunningham, Lorraine Marshall and Andrew Faulds