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Sue sheds her locks in support of hospice for young

Sponsored head shave raises hundreds for children’s care

BEFORE: Demelza charity shop manager Sue Smy with her soon-to-be-gone hair
BEFORE: Demelza charity shop manager Sue Smy with her soon-to-be-gone hair
NEW LOOK: Sue Smy shows off her new hairstyle, with Michael Monks from Cube salon
NEW LOOK: Sue Smy shows off her new hairstyle, with Michael Monks from Cube salon

A CHARITY shop manager with a lifelong desire to shave her head seized the opportunity during a fundraising week. Sue Smy has so far raised more than £500 for Demelza children’s hospice by going for the chop, and donations are still coming in. The 47 year old has worked at the charity’s shop in William Street for 18 months. She also volunteered there for two years before that. She told the Times:

“I have hated my hair for years because it would never do anything I wanted it to do. I have been threatening to shave it off for all those years, and now I work for Demelza I had the perfect excuse. My family think I’m crazy, but they have been very supportive and I can’t think of a better cause to do it for.”

Hairdresser Michael Monks from salon Cube wielded the clippers outside the shop last Saturday, to mark the start of Go Dotty For Demelza Week. The campaign aims to encourage people to wear something with spots on or do something out of the ordinary to raise cash. Sue said:

“It’s a bit chilly but I have no regrets. It takes about three seconds to dry and it’s so much easier.”

To add to her sponsorship, pop into the shop or visit www.justgiving.com/sue-smy

• Demelza volunteers raised more than £600 with their stall at the Sci-fi By The Seaquel event last Sunday. They sold donated items with a sci-fi theme.

Herne Bay Times, June 25th 2014

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