A POST office counter clerk is taking on a 'hair raising' challenge – all in aid of charity. Dawn England, who works at Cheadle Post Office, has decided to have her long brunette locks shaved off in a bid to raise cash for the Douglas Macmillan. Dawn, who has worked at the Cheadle Post Office for 17 years, will be having her head shaved to a number two cut at a special event at the Lamplighter in Cheadle on Sunday, August 25 at around 5pm.
The 48-year-old is carrying out the sponsored head shave in memory of June Cumberbatch, from Cheadle, who sadly passed away after losing her battle with cancer in February 2012.
Dawn, who lives in Cheadle, said: “Since June passed away, myself and my daughter Angel, who was June’s granddaughter, have raised money in her memory.
“We took part in a walk in Barlaston the year after June passed away and raised £400 for the Douglas Macmillan.
“We have also raised more money for the same charity by having stalls at the Churchill Road Recreation fun days.”
Dawn admitted that she has not done anything quite so drastic as have her hair cut for charity before.
She said: “I am feeling a bit nervous about it but also excited.
“I am going to have a number two all over and I am hoping my cut hair will be long enough to be able to donate it to the Little Princess Charity.
“My son Aidan works for Vodafone who have agreed to match fund up to £350 of what I raise.”
There are sponsor forms at the Cheadle Post Office, 3 The Shopping Centre, for anyone wishing to donate to Dawn’s challenge.
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