28 April 2016
Cecilia Holden decided to get her head shaved to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was held at John O’Gaunts Golf Club on Sunday 26th July, which seemed ideal as it was the Ladies Captains Day.
Cecilia tells us 'The experience was nothing like I expected, but it has been amazing, and I am totally humbled and grateful by people’s generosity to such a great cause. I’ve got a couple more donations to come in, so I think I will top £1,500, which is beyond my wildest dreams.
'I took on the challenge because I have lost too many people close to me to cancer. I wanted to understand just one small part of what cancer patients go through. I wanted to feel the trauma of losing my beloved pink hair, so I could try to understand the emotions that people go through during chemo. I know I will never really understand the big stuff – the pain, the treatment, the live changing decisions, the devastating news – but if I could just understand some of the small stuff, I hoped it would make a difference.
'Brave the Shave has taught me to look at cancer patients in a different way – not with pity, but rather with admiration at their bravery, at their determination, and at their acceptance that this is what life will be like for a while. I’m a shaver, but I’m not brave. The Macmillan nurses are brave; the people they help are incredibly brave. Keep up the amazing work that you do Macmillan Cancer Support!'