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Hair has always annoyed me – so I had it all cut off!

Demeiza shop manager Sue Smy has her head shaved for charity by Michael Monks from The Cube
Demeiza shop manager Sue Smy has her head shaved for charity by Michael Monks from The Cube

A charity worker showed bald ambition when she had her head shaved for a good cause. Brave Sue Smy, who is the manager of the Demelza charity shop in Herne Bay. faced the clippers to raise funds for the children’s hospice. The 47-year-old managed to collect more than £500 in donations in exchange for her daring chop on Saturday morning. She said:

“I’ve been threatening to shave my head for the past 30 years, so I thought if I’m going to do it, I might as well do it for Demelza. My hair’s always really annoyed me because it’s never done what I want it to do. It will definitely be easier to manage now. I’m raised really happy to have more than £500. As a parent myself, it’s hard to see all these children with dreadful conditions, so Demelza is such a good charity to support.”

Sue Smy before her head shave
Sue Smy before her head shave

Sue, who lives in Ramsgate, has volunteered for Demelza for the past three-and-a-half years and has been store manager at the William Street shop for just over a year. Her challenge was part of the annual fundraising drive Go Dotty for Demelza, where people sport dots or do dotty things to raise money for the hospice. As well as the cash from the head shave, Sue also raised about £600 selling T-shirts, toys, books and DVDs at a stall at Sci-Fi at the Seaquel. Demelza area manager Rachel Stead said:

“I’m so proud of Sue and her team for raising an extra £1,000 over the weekend. The head shave was really good fun and lots of people stopped outside the shop to see it happen. Sue is now wearing a different hat every day. Thank you so much to everyone who supported her head shave and also the Demelza stand at Sci-Fi by the Seaquel.”

To sponsor Sue online, visit www.justgiving.com/sue-smy

Herne Bay Gazette, June 19th 2014

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