Char­ity shop boss has locks cut off

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS - DANIELLE EAS­TON danielle.eas­ton@reach­

A LADY from Earl Shilton has braved the shave and had her long locks chopped to raise money for char­ity.

Age UK man­ager, Sue Pit­man, 57, coura­geously made the de­ci­sion to shave her head to sup­port and raise money for can­cer lead­ing char­ity Macmil­lan.

Out of the 13 vol­un­teers at the Age UK Earl Shilton branch, four are suf­fer­ers of can­cer, with two vol­un­teers in re­mis­sion and two cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

Sue used this as mo­ti­va­tion to shave her head and to em­pha­sise that no­body should have bat­tle the disease alone.

“Can­cer is prob­a­bly one of the tough­est fights that most of us will ever face,” she said, “It’s good to know that peo­ple like Macmil­lan are out there, should they need help or sup­port.

“On the day of the shave, I was ner­vous, even though I have had short hair be­fore, I did won­der how it would look, but then thought ‘what­ever, it’s only my hair, it will grow back’.”

Sue opted to keep her head shave low key, she chose a lo­cal bar­ber to do the deed and was joined only by her friend, Tracey Jane Matthews, who recorded the event.

“Jodie Leanne Spratt, from The Dog­house Bar­ber Shop in Earl Shilton was bril­liant, she put me at ease straight away,” Sue added.

“21 min­utes later, it was all over and I love my new cut.”

Char­ity worker Sue had set her­self a tar­get of £1,000 to raise be­fore Oc­to­ber 31, and she is well on her way to reach this to­tal, hav­ing cur­rently raised £700.

“Peo­ple’s re­ac­tion has been great, many of them have sug­gested I keep it,”

“There are far too many peo­ple to thank in­di­vid­u­ally, so a huge thank you to ev­ery­one that has sup­ported me, I feel very hum­bled, but great, as the money raised will be such a help. “Would I do it again?, Yes in a heart­beat.” If you would like to do­nate to Sue’s head shave then you can do so by vis­it­ing her just giv­ing page at http:// www.justgiv­­ing/sue-pit­man­just­giv­ing.

Age UK man­ager, Sue Pit­man, braved the shave and had her long locks chopped to raise money for char­ity

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