A TRUSTEE of Rumbletums café in Kimberley is having all her hair shaved off to raise money for the charity.
Wendy Tompkins has raised £700 in sponsorship and is splitting the money between the café in Newdigate Street, which offers training opportunities to students with learning difficulties, and MacMillan Cancer.
The 48-year-old from Bramcote said: “I thought it was a good idea raising money for such a worthwhile charity that I am trustee of. Someone involved in Rumbletums had breast cancer and I thought this was something I could do to raise awareness of how awful it was for women to lose their hair. And I wanted to split it with MacMillan because I lost a friend to pancreatic cancer four years ago and I was amazed at how well the nurses looked after him.”
Wendy is having her head shaved at a salon in Stapleford where her daughter works. She is having a coloured mohican styled into her hair first, and will have photos taken and put up inside Rumbletums.
The café also has more fundraising events planned.
On October 14 and 15, volunteers at Rumbletums will be all dressed up in pink to support this month’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and will be donating ten per cent of takings to the charity. And at the end of the month Chris Roadley is running the Worksop half-marathon to raise money for the café.
Rumbletums also donated ten percent of its takings to MacMillan Cancer last weekend.