St Mary's Court Care Home, Braintree, Essex
After losing her mother to cancer nearly two years ago, Angie Fuller, who is a Care Worker at St Mary’s Court residential care home in Braintree, wanted to give a little something back to a cancer charity, so she decided to shave her hair.
On Tuesday (21 July), at Vintage Glamour beauty Salon in Braintree, Angie’s daughter, who works at the salon, shaved her mother’s head as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign.
She comments: “As I was returning home after dropping my daughter off at school I heard the campaign advertised on the radio and simply thought, I could do that, it’s only hair it will grow back. So I signed up straight away.”
Those taking part in ‘Brave the Shave’, like Angie, will be standing proudly alongside men and women with cancer whilst raising money, so Macmillan Cancer Support can help people take back control from cancer.
Angie said: “I wasn’t nervous about the hair cut as I like to keep my hair, short with no fuss so that it’s easy to maintain. It was already styled in a short bob and now it’s shaved it’s even easier to look after.
“Lots of people are affected by cancer so it’s fantastic to be able to give something back to such an amazing cause.”
So far, through sponsorship from her friends, family and colleagues at The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court, Angie has raised £305 for Macmillan Cancer Support and she is hoping to raise more. To donate to Angie visit www.bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/angie-fuller
Angie helps to look after residents at St Mary’s Court in Bocking and in a recent independent survey staff at the care home and at The New Deanery received a 100% rating from residents and relatives, for being professional and effective in meeting their needs.
To enquire about accommodation and respite care at The New Deanery or St Mary’s Court, please call 01376 328600 for St Mary’s or 01376 558555 for The New Deanery. Or visit www.thenewdeanery.co.uk or www.stmaryscourt.co.uk for more information.
Images show: Angie Fuller before and after having her head shaved at Vintage Glamour beauty salon in Braintree in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.