Mrs Trim gets her hair all shaved off
6:00pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Latest News
Matt Banahan attacks Shirley Trim’s locks as hairdresser Debs Tye supervises Photo: Glenn Phillips (40509-1)
Fundraiser Shirley Trim had her head shaved by Bath Rugby star Matt Banahan during a charity event at Westbury Conservative Club, in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
The 57-year-old, who lives in Leigh Road with husband Peter, took on the challenge after her sister, Tracy Moore, was diagnosed with the disease in January.
She initially aimed to raise £500 for the charity, but the fundraising has far exceeded her expectations and the event brought in £1,115 from a raffle and donations. A JustGiving page has collected another £1,310.
Mrs Trim, who has two daughters, Lorna, 36, and Linsey, 33, said: “It went really well and it was a great night. It feels really liberating to have my hair shaved off, although it’s been a bit cold the last couple of days.
“I’m not bothered that my hair has gone at all, as it is just hair, at the end of the day, and it will grow back. I wasn’t nervous beforehand, as it’s such a good cause and that was the most important thing. The fundraising has gone incredibly well and we still have sponsor forms coming in, so we are now looking at nearly £3,000 in total.
“I did set quite a low target, but people have been so generous.
“Matt was great and really friendly. He got involved after one of my daughter’s friends mentioned it to him. He pretty much shaved all my hair off in the end, as he was enjoying it so much.”
As well as the raffle, which included a pair of John Terry’s football boots, fruit and vegetable hampers and a spa day at Center Parcs, there was music and food.
Mrs Trim, who works as a lab technician at ALH Systems in Westbury, added that her sister recently finished chemotherapy and was now undergoing radiotherapy.
She said: “The atmosphere was rocking on Friday and I really can’t thank everyone enough.
“So many people have donated money and raffles prizes and I’m hugely grateful to anyone who has helped along the way.”
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