Kell Smurthwaite's shave page

Overview
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  • £574.88 RAISED OF

  • £365 TARGET

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  • Started1 August 2015

  • Shave date1 August 2016

  • Days remainingShave completed

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My Great Granddad died when I was six months old. He was diagnosed with cancer and told he had weeks to live, but he hung on in there to meet his first great grandchild. I never knew him, but I knew ABOUT him. A couple of years ago my Uncle Cas died of pancreatic cancer. It was sudden - very unexpected - we hadn't even known he was ill. It was a shocking loss. He'd been there all my life and then suddenly, he wasn't. In recent years, my Auntie has beaten breast cancer, Grom has beaten skin cancer twice, and my Dad has beaten prostate cancer too. You could say cancer kind of runs in my family. It's a scary thought, but I don't think I know ANYONE who hasn't either had cancer or knows someone who has fought it or died of it. This is for all those who have fought and won, for those who are still fighting, for those who lost their battles, and for all the families who have to watch their loved ones go through it. I'll also be donating my hair to Little Princess Trust, hence I'm growing it for a year beforehand (it's currently almost a foot long, but I'd like to really give it my all and have another five or six inches extra to give!). My target is 365 - 1 for every day I'll be growing my hair. 1 for each day between now and the day it all comes off! Of course, I'd LOVE to smash that target, but it's a place to start, right?! UPDATE 20.06.16: I've dyed my hair brown today in preparation for it being shaved off and donated to Little Princess Trust (they wouldn't take it in my unnatural red!). Looking forward to having it all taken off - long hair is so hot in the summer months! UPDATE 12.08.16: With both the online and paper donations all added up, my total currently stands at a whopping £570.87 - thank you so much, everyone!

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Supporters

From Kell on 15/09/16

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Great stuff! Well done <3From Donna on 01/08/16

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Your a ****** nutter with the biggest balls ever. Your an inspiration to us all. Can't wait to see what fabulous creations we will get with your short hair now . Well done Kell xxxxxxFrom Eve on 01/08/16

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We're all in this together!From Natalie on 31/07/16

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I'm very proud of you :)From Dale on 26/07/16

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On behalf of Lynn Durward. Thanks, Lynn! :)From Kell on 26/07/16

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On behalf of Denita Mendes. Thanks, Denita! :)From Kell on 26/07/16

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Amazing thing to do, for an amazing cause! HelenFrom Helen on 23/07/16

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Good luck Kell xxFrom Lorna on 22/07/16

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What a brilliant thing to do Kell - really proud of you. Remembering family and friends who we\'ve loved and lost who have been helped and supported by this amazing organisation xFrom Claire on 22/07/16

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From Debbie on 21/07/16

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From Andrew on 20/07/16

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So proud of what you are doing Kell. Look forward to seeing the 'after' photos posted on facebook too. Lots of love, Mam xxxxFrom Sue on 20/07/16

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My 10-year-old grand-daughter recently had all her hair cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust and people were very generous in sponsoring her. So this is by way of returning their generosity. Looking forward to seeing the 'After' photo!From Penny on 18/07/16

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Go for it - Brave lady xFrom Alison on 17/07/16

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Go for it Kell, a wonderful thing to do Love from a fellow Misfit Stacey xxFrom Anonymous on 14/07/16

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Kind donation via Paypal from Sandra Morrison, as she couldn't get the donation on-site to work. Thank you so much, Sandra! Much appreciated. :)From Kell on 09/07/16

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Good luck Kell xxxxx If anyone can rock a skin head it has to be you xxxxFrom Eve on 08/07/16

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From Michael on 29/06/16

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Donation from Alice Bailey of the Happy Mail Facebook group. Thanks, Alice. :)From Kell on 05/05/16

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Donation from Diane Rice of the Happy Mail Facebook group. Thanks, Diane. :)From Kell on 04/05/16

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In memory of our Mum - proud of you for undertaking such an awesome challenge, good luck xFrom Nicola on 17/02/16

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In memory of my beautiful sister, Colleen.From Krista on 13/02/16

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Kell- what a wonderful thing you are doing! I lost my Mom to cancer 3 1/2 years ago, my Dad has battled cancer twice & I have lost friends to cancer as well. I have been growing my hair for two years as well to donate for wigs, but I'm not quite brave enough to shave it all off! Thank you for helping in the fight!! A Sassenach sisterFrom Missy on 13/02/16

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Transferring over sponsorship from Lisa Dean-Jones Johnson, as she couldn't get the site to work directly. Thank you, Lisa - much appreciated! :)From Kell on 13/02/16

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Great cause, bet you'll look ace wi nae hair! Go girl!!From Paula on 13/02/16

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Gud luck Kell and hope ya reach ya target and plusFrom Margaret on 13/02/16

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A very personal fundraising you are doing Kell....bless you xxFrom Diane on 13/02/16

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From Sarah on 13/02/16

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Good luck on reaching your total. lFrom Gillian on 05/08/15

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i love the idea. my mom got lung cancer - from 2nd hand smoke as a child was the best her dr could figure as mom never smoked a day in her life. things are crazy in my like now, but the cost of fast food is something i can't justify not giving right now.From Scarlet on 04/08/15

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You go girl...what a wonderful thing to do and for such a worthy cause too.....I bet you'll look like a stunner when you've braved the shave too. Fingers crossed you reach your target xFrom Sam on 01/08/15

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