Wait­ress to lose locks and help char­ity

Carmarthen Journal - - News -

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

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