Braving the shave for charity
Brr it’s January, yet 4 local hairdressers will be swapping their scissors for clippers and shaving the heads of 14 plucky volunteers to raise money for Cobalt who have launched the Gloucestershire Breast Cancer Equipment Appeal to purchase new 3D mammography equipment for the Thirlestaine Breast Centre in Gloucestershire.
Cobalt Supporter Heather Jones will be joined by Meraki Hairdressing, friends and family at The Bell Inn, Redbrook for the event from 7.00pm on Friday 11th January. Everyone is welcome. There will be live music at 9pm from B.R.A, delicious hot food courtesy of a fish and chip van and an exciting auction including Six Nations Championship rugby tickets.
Heather said: ”I decided to support Cobalt because the Cheltenham Breast care team have been amazing in their support for my family and I since my breast cancer diagnosis. Out of any bad situation some good should happen. So any money we can raise to give an important piece of equipment that helps the breast care team help other people who find themselves facing the same circumstances as we found ourselves in last October 2018 would be amazing. Cobalt have been very supportive as have family and friends who have played such an important part in this fundraising event.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising, Cobalt said: “This is set to be a fun event and a brave course of action with the cold weather now kicking in! The Thirlestaine Breast Centre serves 115,000 women from across the county and the new equipment will enable a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer at an earlier stage. It will be the only equipment of its kind in the whole of Gloucestershire so we are very grateful for Heather’s support”.
Heather has already raised funds through the support of work colleagues who gave up alcohol for a month, a boxing day collection at Chepstow Rugby Club and a quiz night run by friends and neighbours, whilst Heather was receiving chemotherapy treatment.
For more information about the event call 01600 712343.