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Jenny Allcock

Raising money for Cambridge Women's Aid, one outrageous idea at a time.

Raising money for
Cambridge Women's Aid

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Total raised
£820.00

Target
£500.00

100%

Donations accepted until 04-09-2017

Donations closed

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About

Well, if I've sent you the link here you probably know most of the important stuff about me already. I'm 43, a tax accountant / mathematician / knitter / singer / cat lady, and I've decided to have my head shaved in support of Cambridge Women's Aid. They do amazing work, providing specialist support (including a refuge) to women and children who are affected by domestic abuse, but understandably keep quiet about a lot of it and so need every bit of support.  I met a few of the women they've helped while doing the Freedom Programme last year and have seen that CWA's work really does make an enormous difference.  (See http://cambridgewa.org.uk/ for more details.)

Event details

It'll grow back, right?

I got my head shaved. No.4 with clippers all over.  I've had short hair before, but never this short, and it's only really something I can do while not working.

Why?  Initially, because I've taken up running and regularly wish all my hair away on particularly sunny days. Also because it's actually a big deal: I'll be losing over a foot of hair, and will quite possibly end up looking like a bristly potato. Mostly, though, because I want to raise money for CWA and can't really ask you to sponsor me to do something that isn't a challenge.

Yes, I'll be growing it back afterwards. I'd like to have had extremely short hair, to see what it's like, but I seriously doubt I'll want to keep it that way. Granted, this'll give me the chance to try outrageous colours while it's short, but I can pretty much guarantee I'll end up going back to long & black eventually.

EDIT: Wow, I can't believe how generous everybody's been! I've added in-progress pictures (no idea why some are upside down). Also, proof that I've started on the colours ;)

Event date

15-May-2017 00:00  - 
04-June-2017 00:00

Event type

Shaving my head

Event is completed

Donations

Whoop, whoop! Jenny, you are amazing and such a wonderful person for doing this. Loving the colour and the cut - it suits you!
Donation by Lorraine
on 28-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Such a great cause! Well done, Jenny.
Donation by Lynnette
on 28-07-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
So impressed - not everyone would agree to such a close shave, even for such a good cause! I hope the final tally exceeds your target by an even greater amount :)
Donation by Lynette
on 29-06-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Well done. Looks good on you
Donation by Marie Dixon
on 18-06-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Brilliant, Jenny - hedgehogs are all the rage this year.
Donation by Mary Chorus
on 13-06-2017
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Ian
on 08-06-2017
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Full of admiration! Great way to raise funds for a good cause.
Donation by Rachel
on 06-06-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by BA
on 06-06-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Congratulations on raising so much Jenny and it's a great look
Donation by Janet
on 05-06-2017
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
You've done an amazing thing!
Donation by Steve
on 05-06-2017
£15.00
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £820.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £820.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,003.75

Donations closed

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