Waitress to lose locks and help charity
A NEWCASTLE Emlyn waitress will be losing her blonde locks to raise money for a diabetes charity – and to mark her 50th birthday – helped by the local mayor.
At the Brave the Shave evening on January 26 at Newcastle Emlyn’s Coopers Arms, Yvonne Lloyd’s shoulder-length blonde hair will hit the deck as it is shaved off by hairdresser Pamela Atterbury to raise money for Diabetes UK Cymru, and Mayor Cefin Evans will make the first cut.
Yvonne, a waitress at Ty Croeso Delicatessen, said: “My son Tristan, now 25, developed type 1 diabetes when he was at university. However well managed, it is a life-changing condition which you can never forget.
“He was diagnosed after an emergency admission to hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by extremely high blood sugar. It can be fatal if not treated immediately. He was in hospital for four days and now relies on four insulin injections a day.
“I’m having my head shaved, not just to raise money, but also to edu- cate people. There are a lot of myths about diabetes and how it can affect your life.”
The cut will start at 8.30pm on Saturday, January 26 at the Coopers Arms, on Station Road. Entry costs £5 and doors open at 7pm.
Music will be provided by local band Back Tracks and raffle prizes have been donated by local businesses. There will also be a buffet.
■ You can support Yvonne by signing one of the sponsor forms at the Coopers Arms and Ty Croeso or online at https://www.justgiving. com/fundraising/yvonne-lloyd2