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Jenny Allcock

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

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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 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


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
£2.50 gift aid
Such a great cause! Well done, Jenny.
Donation by Lynnette
on 28-07-2017
£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
£2.50 gift aid
Well done. Looks good on you
Donation by Marie Dixon
on 18-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Brilliant, Jenny - hedgehogs are all the rage this year.
Donation by Mary Chorus
on 13-06-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Ian
on 08-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Full of admiration! Great way to raise funds for a good cause.
Donation by Rachel
on 06-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by BA
on 06-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Congratulations on raising so much Jenny and it's a great look
Donation by Janet
on 05-06-2017
£1.25 gift aid
You've done an amazing thing!
Donation by Steve
on 05-06-2017
£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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