Val has major hairy moment for charity

val bourner after her charity headshave to raise funds for local hospice care
val bourner after her charity headshave to raise funds for local hospice care
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Val Bourner sacrificed her crowning glory to raise funds for hospice care - and hasn’t she done well? She has passed her original target of £500 and has already achieved £780 for Demelza and St Michael’s.

She held the event in Devonshire Road and said: “After months of organising, fundraising and collecting raffle prizes, Saturday was the climax! I was worried scared and very emotional, not so much about losing my hair, but whether I would raise enough money? I didn’t in my wildest dreams think so many people would come down and support me! No.48 was packed with not only my wonderful family and friends that have supported me and I couldn’t have done without, but people that I’ve never met. Everyone was so generous with donations and cheering me on! I even had a hat given to me that wasn’t only hand-knitted, but the wool was home spun too. The best part for me was when Luke, a young man supported by Demelza, with the help of his mum cut one of my ponytails off. It was what my challenge was all about. I had people telling me their husband or wife, family member or friend had suffered with cancer and thanking me for what I did. I felt very humbled.” Val thanks family and friends but also staff of No.48 cafe who cleared up the hair - “and there was quite a lot of it.” Val’s donations online page will be open until the end of the month - go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Hair-today-gone-tomorrow