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'Quite vain' Camborne mum plans head shave for cancer funds
10:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A mother from Camborne is preparing to have her long hair chopped off in support of a friend with cancer - a sacrifice made harder as she admits to being “quite vain.”
Mum of two Natalie Brian, 34, will have her brown hair completely shaved to raise money for Cancer Research UK, while donating the hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer.
It is in support of a friend from Swindon, where Natalie used to live, who is also a mum.
Natalie said: “My friend has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and is embarking on chemo and radiotherapy. A 36-year-old mother of two beautiful girls, she is sadly going to lose her infamous long blond hair. “She's been so brave and magnanimous, and having also lost my father recently to cancer, I was overwhelmed with the urge to do something to help prevent cancer.
“I am known for being quite vain, always having perfect nails, hair and makeup, so therefore I have decided to shave my head. It was the most drastic thing I could think of doing.”
The head shave is planned for September 21, at a venue to be confirmed.
In order to encourage donations, Natalie is putting together a gift box packed with Cornish goodies and everybody who gives money will be automatically entered into a draw to win it.
So far it includes boxes of fudge, honeycomb and chocolates from County's Confectionery in St Ives, with Skinners Brewery giving a Betty Stogs gift pack. Natalie hopes more companies will make donations of produce to increase the amount of donations.
Readers can sponsor Natalie's head shave by visiting www.justgiving.com/Natalie-Brian