before 20160611_112712Here is me before I rose to the challenge of ‘Braving the Shave’ for Macmillan Cancer. I chose to go for this and ‘lose my  locks’ as part of my fundraising campaign to raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support as one of  my close friends  is  just going through Cancer treatment.

My initial goal was to climb Crib Goch, a scary ridge in Snowdonia in August but having checked the Macmillan Cancer Support website I spotted the ‘Brave the Shave’ Campaign and immediately felt that I wanted to do it. Using Face Book I invited my friends to support me promising that if £200 was donated I would be visiting the hairdressers. Within 24 hours  I had the total and Karen of the Kutting Room, Blidworth, kindly shaved my hair for me offering a kind hand to hold as I was nervous.

The ‘Brave the Shave’ set off my fundraising campaign and so far I have raised over £350and I was overwhelmed with the generosity of my friends and local business people. This illness causes pain for so many people and if I can just support the organisation in any way possible to help the individuals and their families.

I will be running the Macmillan 10k in Regents Park on the 19th June and then be hitting Crib Goch in August. I have done some serious training for the ridge having climbed Tryfan, Snowdonia a few weeks ago. This is not a climb to be taken lightly and I will be climbing with experienced people.

Small after 20160611_115415Life is for living and anyone reading this please consider getting involved in any of the fabulous Macmillan Fundraising events on  If you wish to donate to my fundraising you can visit the ‘Brave the Shave’ online and search for Diane Carter. Or email and I can send you the link

Thanks for reading and watch out for more photos of the run in Regents Park and the scary Crib Goch climb

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