There are times when we feel like doing something a little bit crazy, just to feel alive, or at least, a little bit important.

In the past, whenever I’ve wanted to raise a lot of money very quickly for a worthy cause, the best way I’ve known how is to organise a team of crack musicians and put on a concert. I’m involved with a number of charities, but one that I’ve neglected a bit lately is Macmillan Cancer, and I’d thought that maybe it was time to stretch my secretarial muscles again. But then, a few days ago, I was on the tube and I saw an advert entitled “Shave or Style”, encouraging people to don a fabulous new “do”, or indeed, shave the lot off.

I figured it’s not really practicable to put on a concert at the moment (season ending, people going away), and so I’ve made the almost unbearably uncomfortable decision to go for the Big Shave, in honour, memory and support of all those people who don’t have that luxury of choice.

My hair is a large part of my identity, and I’ve always been proud of my ginger locks, so it’s going to be an uneasy time while I wait for it to grow back.

Please take a moment to click on the link here, and consider making a donation. Thank you very much indeed in advance xxx

https://www.shaveorstyle.org.uk/shavers/liz-franklin-kitchen/

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