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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

You are SO AWESOME.
Donation by Kimberly Chapman
on 14-05-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Good excuse to knit a funky hat !
Donation by BarbPritchard
on 14-05-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Go for it Jenny! You're amazing! X
Donation by Helen L
on 14-05-2017
£30.00
£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
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck! I can recommend a barber who does good No. 4 buzz cuts. :)
Donation by Ozzy
on 14-05-2017
Snip snip! Buzz buzz! You need to publish those pics of your jet locks so people remember what will be gawwwwn for a bit x ;) x good on you x
Donation by Mel
on 14-05-2017
£10.00
£2.50 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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