Brave Lorraine has a close shave for char­ity

Macmil­lan char­ity to ben­e­fit

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Ni­cola Find­lay

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

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