Dawn Straw, our eBay Co-ordinator, had her head shaved at Alfreton Lighthouse shop on 29th September in support of Valley CiDS.



Let her explain in her own words why she has done it:

“29th September is a poignant day for me. It will be the third anniversary of my Mum's death from cancer. She got breast cancer 3 times, and the first two times she had surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and lost her hair. I didn't shave my head to support her then, but I feel this is a fitting tribute to her now. She would love to know I was working for Valley CIDS and would fully support them, as I do, if she were still here.

“I perhaps should mention that, not only am I shaving my head, I will be exposing my natural hair colour for the first time since I started dyeing it to combat premature grey 24 years ago. I believe it is now completely white, but am not sure. This might be as much of a shock to me as the actual shave!”

Please dig deep to support Dawn as all donations help the work of Valley CiDS to continue, whether they are for large or small amounts. You can donate online through www.virginmoneygiving.com/DawnStraw and if you will be in Alfreton that day, please pop into the Lighthouse Shop at 97 High Street, to show your support. The head shave will commence at 1pm on the shop floor. Similarly, you can donate that day in the shop too.