Mum-of-two braves the shave for a cause close to her heart
Many of us have been counting down the days to our next hairdresser appointment following months of lockdown.
But instead of a pampering session in her local salon, kind-hearted Amy Eade opted to give her long locks a makeover for charity instead.
The 34-year-old, from Blackpool, decided to Brave the Shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support – a cause close to her heart after her in-laws were both diagnosed with cancer.
Amy also chose The Little Princess Trust to benefit from her dramatic trim – with her chopped-off hair being donated to the charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children
and young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
Amy, who is married to Neal and has two children Eleanor, 10, and Rupert, eight, said: “My hair had not been cut since last March with lockdown and it really needed a good trim so I
thought what a great opportunity to raise some much needed money for charity.
“I decided that I would brave the shave for Macmillan and donate the hair I cut off to The Little Princess Trust.
“The Trust makes wigs for children with cancer who have lost their hair so it’s helping two great charities in one.
“My inspiration is my mother and father in law who have both had numerous forms of cancer.
“Sadly my father-in-law passed away a few years ago but my mother-in-law is thankfully still with us.
“She had support from the Macmillan Nurses as chaperones during her appointments at the hospital.
“Even this small act of kindness at the hospital helped her to feel more relaxed and cared for.”
Amy’s father-in-law John Eade had kidney cancer which spread to his spine before he died nearly five years ago.
Her mother-in-law Jean Eade had cervical cancer eight years ago and then had two thirds of one of her lungs removed just a couple of years ago after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
Amy’s husband Neal was tasked with the honours of shaving Amy’s hair at the couple’s home in Revoe.
Amy, who has worked as a sales assistant at Morrison’s on Squires Gate Lane in South Shore for 17 years, has so far raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
She added: “I have friends at work who have also needed help from Macmillan so I know how important raising money for this charity is.
“We did the shave live on Facebook in our kitchen.
“My husband took it down to a number one so it’s short!
“I’m excited to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful cause.”
To make a donation, visit https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/amy-eade
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