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Sam all set to lose locks for charities

NILA 20-1-12 RKH 7 Tesco team leader Sam Gilday gets ready for her head shave.

NILA 20-1-12 RKH 7 Tesco team leader Sam Gilday gets ready for her head shave.

A brave supermarket worker is to have all her hair cut off in a bid to help two charities which do vital work for people affected by cancer.

Sam Gilday, who works in the home and health department at Tesco, said friends and colleagues think she is mad but she is determined to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

The 47-year-old is also donating her flowing, auburn locks to the Little Princess Trust, which creates wigs for children undergoing treatment for cancer, which often result in them losing their hair.

“Although haven’t lost anyone in my immediate family to cancer,” she explained.

“I just feel like I have a choice as to whether I keep my hair or not.

“If you’re having treatment for cancer that choice is taken away from you.

“And it must be particularly awful for children.”

The hair will be coming off on Saturday January 12 at the Rutland Street store.

She said she has had t-shirts made for after the event to explain to curious customers why she has suddenly gone bald.

“Most people I tell say, ‘you must be mad,” she said.

“But I’ve had such great support from friends and colleagues.”

As Sam nervously awaits the fateful day, she is looking to raise at least £5,000 for Cancer Research – the supermarket’s charity of the year – in donations.

If you want to donate to support Sam’s brave venture, drop in to the Rutland Street store and ask for Sam at the customer service desk.

 

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