A BRAVE Stonehaven mother has helped to raise over £1300 for a cancer charity by agreeing to a sponsored headshave.
Angela Canale, who had shoulder-length hair prior to Saturday, told the Leader that cutting off all of her hair was a natural choice in her quest to raise money for cancer research, quipping: “It is the easiest thing to go, and the easiest thing to grow!”
She added: “Physically I am not able to take part in sports or other activities to raise money for cancer research, but I really wanted to do something to raise some money.
“I lost both of my parents to cancer as well as other family members and friends and I think that it is something that affects everybody. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and I wanted to do my bit.
“When I told my family and friends what I was planning to do I got an amazing reaction and everyone has been very supportive. I’m amazed at how many people have sponsored me, especially considering the time of year and everything else.”
Angela added that, far from beng nervous at the thought of losing her hair, she was “quite excited”.
Angela’s hair was cut off by her hairdresser daughter Natalie Coull, who works at Stonehaven salon Edge Hair and Beauty, and was part of a charity open day held at the salon to mark it’s opening last week.
Owner Julie Baxter and her team organised a day of free treatments and raffles to help raise as much as possible for Cancer Research UK.
The fundraising total was also boosted by good sport Murray Aitken, who submitted to a sponsored chest and back wax, all in the name of charity. Wax strips were sold to anyone willing to give it a go, and poor Murray was left with the bruises to prove that not everyone was gentle with him!
The open day was a huge success, with locals turning out to show their support and give to charity, while also taking advantage of the free luxury treatments available!
Visitors were treated to mini manicures, glitter tattoos, hair curling and straightening and eyebrow waxing, as well as the chance to win a huge selection of prizes in the raffle, including a horseriding lesson, a psychic reading and a voucher for The Bay fish and chip shop, as well as various salon treatments and a selection of bottles and chocolates.
Owner Julie Baxter said: “The open day was fantastic and the salon was crowded all day. Everyone worked really hard and we raised a fantastic amount of money for Cancer Research UK. Of course a special thanks has to go to Angela for being so brave!”
The money raised will go to Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.
The charity have saved millions of lives with groundbreaking work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. People’s chances of surviving cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, and Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of that progress.
But more than one in three of us will still get cancer at some point. Cancer Research UK’s vital work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people survive.