Our Quality Assurance Manager Kellie Pickett is 'Braving the Shaving' this September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support©!
On 28th September Kellie will have all her hair cut off at the Advanced Maintenance UK Ltd offices as Director Ricky Gale seems very keen to get the shaver out, as does Abbie, actually there is a rather large queue...Kellie may come to regret all her ISO nagging over the past 12 months!
But why is she doing it?
“Around us all Cancer is everywhere, my Grandad is a Cancer Survivor and this inspired me to join a Tough Mudder team with some of my colleagues in 2017 to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research for their much-loved family member and friend Big T. Big T fought so bravely, for so long, but sadly finally lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer very recently.
Honestly, this has given me the kick up the bum I needed stop saying I will shave my head and actually do it. Shaving my hair has been a long time in the making, I have been dying my hair since I was approximately 13 years old and honestly, I am not that good at it. I have been every colour you can think of of...usually by accident and at this point, I just want to start again and raise some much-needed funds whilst doing it.
Macmillian is a fantastic charity that helps not only those that have cancer but those affected around them face up to the challenges involved with cancer patients. In my head, I would love to raise £500 but I appreciate that’s a large amount, absolutely any donation at all is appreciated.
This September I shave my hair to celebrate Big T’s life, to raise money for a very deserving causing and to face the fear.”
Kellie has managed to hide from all the company group photographs over the past 7 years so we have raided her Facebook (With her permission GDPR fans!) and found these pictures for her before shots;
If you would like to support Kellie, no matter how big or small, please Click Here to donate directly to Macmillan Cancer Support©.
UPDATE 25.07.2018 by Kellie Pickett - It's getting real now, my Brave The Shave sponsor pack arrived today with my Shave Day T-shirt, which I am modelling in the pictures below (with my daughter Milla). I also received text code today, which is great news!
For those that prefer to sponsor via mobile please text SHAVE 16486 to 70550 to donate £5 Macmillan Cancer Support.
I want to say a huge thank you to those that have sponsored me to date, I am so excited to say that so far I have managed to raise £165.00 online and £150.00 in cash sponsors, meaning I only have £185.00 left before I hit my £500.00 target!!! I'm starting to get a little nervous now but it's going to be so worth it to raise money for the fantastic work done by Macmillan Cancer Support.
UPDATE 28.08.2018 by Kellie Pickett - It's a month to go today until my Brave the Shave! it's coming round so fast! I am so very proud to say so far I have collected £435.00 online with £185.00 cash donations making an amazing total of £620.00!!!
Thank you all so much for your support, I am so happy to be raising money for the fantastic work done by Macmillan Cancer Support. I have extended the target to £750.00 because I truly believe we can do it and every single penny counts for Macmillian.
I have been having great fun buying wigs, and so far have these 4 lovely wigs...
The Advanced Maintenance UK Ltd office team have been getting in on the wig fun and busting out their best modelling moves...
I am hoping to raise at least £750.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support, if you are able to donate, no matter how big or small, please Click Here to donate directly to Macmillan Cancer Support or for those that prefer to sponsor via mobile please text SHAVE 16486 to 70550 to donate £5. Thank you so much.
UPDATE 05.09.2018 by Kellie Pickett - Last Friday was Hawaii day at the office and unusually I had my hair mostly down, feeling very Moana!
I am having a final push and am hoping to raise £1000.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support, if you are able to donate, no matter how big or small, please Click Here to donate directly to Macmillan Cancer Support or for those that prefer to sponsor via mobile please text SHAVE 16486 to 70550 to donate £5. Thank you so much.
UPDATE 13.09.2018 by Kellie Pickett - Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far, between cash and online donations I have now reached an amazing £835.00 to date with 15 days to go. I cannot tell you how much your support means to me, I am a little nervous now but knowing so many people are supporting me makes me so excited for the 28th!
The Shave will be taking place at the Advanced Maintenance UK Ltd offices (Unit 4 Chiltern Enterprise Centre, Station Road, RG7 4AA) on the same day as the Macmillan Coffee Morning so all are welcome down to buy some cake and watch the hair cutting in the afternoon.
The Shave will be taking place at the Advanced Maintenance UK Ltd offices on the Macmillan Coffee Morning, all are welcome down to buy some cake and watch the hair cutting. (Our offices are located at Unit 2 Chiltern Enterprise Centre, Station Road, Theale RG7 4AA)
I will have my hair in lots of
FINAL UPDATE 02.10.2018 by Kellie Pickett - It’s been almost 4 days since I shaved all my hair off on the Brave the Shave and Macmillan Coffee Morning. When I last checked my total had reached a fantastic £1,131.00, with a bit more still to come in!
I cannot begin to thank all of those that donated but will try;
To those of cut off plaits and/or shaved my head
PHOTO 1 - Plaits 1-3: Milla & Rosina, Gemma and Karina
PHOTO 2 - Plaits 4-6: Scott, Abbie and Alexandra
PHOTO 3 - Plaits 7-8: Joann and Bryce
PHOTO 4 - The Brave Shavers: Ricky, Emma and Darren;
To the people that donated online, a huge thank you;
If I have missed anybody, please accept my apologies just human error, also I am not alerted when people donate by text.
So much love to you all, thank you.