Jan­ice takes LEAP of faith with head shave

Macmil­lan cashes in

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Niki Ten­nant

A vol­un­teer for LEAP’s R:evolve Cloth­ing project in Ruther­glen re­cently ‘Braved the Shave’ for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

Hav­ing had can­cer in her mid 40s, Jan­ice Mil­li­gan fully un­der­stands the ben­e­fits a char­ity like Macmil­lan has to of­fer its clients.

Jan­ice said: “When I had can­cer, the type of sup­port Macmil­lan of­fers wasn’t that read­ily avail­able. I was liv­ing on my own sup­port­ing my teenage daugh­ter at the time and be­cause I couldn’t work for a long time I had to sell my house and move into rented ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“This is the first fundraiser I’ve ever done, af­ter hear­ing that a friend was also liv­ing with can­cer at a young age with her teenage fam­ily.”

Jan­ice was not at all fazed by shav­ing her hair off and was de­lighted to have raised over £600 for Macmil­lan.

“It’s only hair and will grow back,” she said. “What colour it will grow back, though, will be in­ter­est­ing to see as I’ve been dy­ing my hair most of my life,” she joked.

Jan­ice is a true in­spi­ra­tion to her fel­low vol­un­teers at R:evolve.

Now re­tired, she suf­fered long-term ill health fol­low­ing a string of se­ri­ous med­i­cal con­di­tions.

Jan­ice took up vol­un­teer­ing as a tex­tile work­shop leader in 2015, shar­ing her dress mak­ing and craft skills to help peo­ple to re­duce waste by show­ing them how to eas­ily mend and re-use their cloth­ing.

Many of her work­shop par­tic­i­pants came out to sup­port her head shave on the day, with Brian from Brian’s Bar­bers on hair du­ties.

R:evolve Re­cy­cle also re­cently raise £220 for the Macmil­lan with a cof­fee morn­ing.

The be­fore and af­ter pic­tures of Jan­ice’s head shave fundraiser

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