Notting Hill Genesis resident ‘braves the shave’ for charity

A NHG resident has had her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Faye McNally, who lives at Bromfield House, a supported scheme in Saffron Walden, decided to ‘brave the shave’ in memory of her grandmother who sadly passed away from cancer.
Fellow residents worked really hard preparing for the event: handing out invites throughout the local community, hanging decorations, and preparing hot dogs and burgers. There was also music courtesy of one resident who plays the guitar.
The event was well attended with members of the Uttlesford district council housing options team, along with residents, friends and neighbours all popping in. Faye's auntie also travelled down from Harlow to attend.
So far, Faye has managed to raise over £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
She said: ‘I'm really pleased I have managed to raise money in memory of my Nanny Mac. I am very grateful for all the support I had from the other residents and staff and am glad it brought us all together as a team. I suffer quite badly with low self-esteem and confidence so was worried about not having any hair, but I'm really proud of myself and have no regrets. I'm just looking forward to it growing back now!"
Everyone at Bromfield House is very proud of Faye, including James Erswell, who said: Many of the residents helped, with myself and Andrew helping to post flyers around Saffron Walden, including getting one up in the window at the Cancer Research shop.
“Bradley, Derek and Project worker Terri helped decorate the downstairs areas with balloons and Sean helped by cooking burgers and hot dogs for all the residents and guests to enjoy.
“Project worker Cait Stevens had the job of shaving Faye's hair off and we all think that Faye was very brave indeed."
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Faye (pictured centre) before her chop Faye getting her head shaved
Faye sheds tears as her head is shaved Faye smiles as her head shave is completed