Kellie is Braving the Shaving for Macmillan!18-Jul-2018

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?

Kellie's Story

“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.

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