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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


on behalf of Dad xx
Donation by Gilly
on 24-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Go for it Jenny but don't forget the before and after photos! Good luck.
Donation by Christine & Doris
on 23-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Bravo Jenny, very brave of you, I would have stuck to filling the Christmas boxes! Before and after photos please!
Donation by Rita xx
on 19-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-05-2017
£25.00 gift aid
This is brilliant and you are going to look so badass.
Donation by Rachel :)
on 15-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
I'm sure you'll look fab. Hope you raise lots and enjoy the new look x
Donation by Lorraine
on 15-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Kimberly Chapman
on 14-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good excuse to knit a funky hat !
Donation by BarbPritchard
on 14-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Go for it Jenny! You're amazing! X
Donation by Helen L
on 14-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Jenny, you're very brave! Great cause, I'm sure CWA will really appreciate it 🙂
Donation by Molly
on 14-05-2017
£0.00 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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