When her sister‑in‑law Helen began undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer, Amy wanted to do something to show her support.
So to help Helen deal with losing her hair – which is often a side‑effect of the treatment – Amy decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK by shaving off her hair to match.
“After a particularly upsetting visit to see Helen I came away feeling that I had to do something to support her and I knew that losing her hair was particularly hard for her,” explains Amy.
“The plan was to shave my head at a point when we could then grow our hair back together, while also use the opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
“It has been very hard watching her go through treatment and I felt very helpless at times, hence this gesture.”
In June Amy organised a public fundraising night in Market Harborough, where the big event took place.
“I went from feeling absolutely fine about losing my hair to feeling physically sick at the thought of the ‘public’ event that I had decided to host. I just knew that making it an event would raise more money and in fact it brought in over £500 on that night alone,” she says.
“I’m over the moon as you can imagine, especially as I originally set my fundraising target at £1,000!
“I was absolutely overwhelmed by the support that I received on the night. It was very emotional for both me and Helen, but in a good way, and I’m so pleased that I did it.
“Everyone has been so complimentary and supportive of my new look and I’ve adapted to it ridiculously easily – I love how quickly I can now get ready in the morning!”
To date, Amy has raised a phenomenal £3,132 for Cancer Research UK, with Santander bank also kindly offering to match her efforts, so she’s set to donate more than £6,000 to the charity!
Well done Amy – everyone at Webb Associates is truly inspired by you!