Jenny's doing WHAT?
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.)
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 ;)
Shaving my head
Event is completed
with gift aid: £1,003.75
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