12 May 2015
Mandy’s Shave Story
Mandy Richardson decided to get her head shaved in memory of her dear friend Polly and to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, so far she has raised an amazing £2375.00.
The event took place at The Gordon Arms pub on the 25 April and included lots of activities throughout the day with music afterwardsand here is her story on why she did this.
'I suppose the story behind all this came together when my friend Polly died last year of breast cancer. I've always wondered what I'd look like with no hair and when Polly lost hers she was an inspiration. She did wear a wig and certainly to begin with. However I remember thinking how beautiful she looked when she had the guts to take it off whilst we were out on a friends hen do.
In one way or another cancer affects all of us and the work done by Macmillan is just incredible. I know Polly and her family certainly appreciated all the care, help and support she and they were given.
Although the head shave was my idea, I couldn't have organised the day with the help of 4 special friends, Tessa Grant, Becky Gee, Rachel Horn and Fraiya Lemming. All of us have been touched by cancer in numerous ways and, to be honest, the trauma is not over for Tess at the moment.
With all of this in mind it just seemed like a really good idea and, let's face it, it'll grow back!'
Jessica Wilson, local fundraising manager for Macmillan said 'We know that cancer can turn your world upside down and that’s especially true when it comes to your appearance. Mandy was brave to shave in memory of her dear friend Polly. Thank you for raising an incredible amount for Macmillan Cancer Support.'