Janice takes LEAP of faith with head shave
Macmillan cashes in
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