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Nettie Burtenshaw raises over an incredible £5,000 as she shaved her hair in aid of City Hospice.

Over the last few months, Nettie has been experiencing a number of health issues and has sadly been diagnosed with two forms of Cancer. After being informed Nettie’s treatment will difficult, she wanted to take some control over her diagnosis and shave her head with all monies raised being donated to City Hospice.

Nettie kindly shared her story with us,

“For anyone who knows me knows that my hair is so important to me, but instead of one day waking up to my locks on my pillow, I decided to brave the shave. This is a proactive move for me and puts me back in the driving seat. As well as donating my hair to The Little Princess Trust to make pretty wigs for the children, I want to donate all the money raised to City Hospice.

City Hospice provides essential care to both patients and their families and I am proud to be supporting all the warriors out there enduring their own journey.

In addition to donations, I kindly asked supporters to donate as many hats as possible so I can wear a different hat every day, the crazier the better because why fit in when you were born to stand out”.

Nettie’s Hair Shaving event saw a fantastic amount of people turn up to Glenwood Church Centre in Llanederyrn, Cardiff. Nettie was joined an act of extremely selfless support by Alun Jones-Evans, a fellow member of the Rock Choir, who also had his head shaved. Over 200 members of the Rock Choir attended the fantastic event when friends enjoyed tea, coffee and cakes with all proceeds being donated to City Hospice. The Rock Choir performed several of Netties’ favourite songs before and after the very brave head shave.

City Hospice Trustee, Gerald Puttock said,

“I was very humbled to join Amanda and Katie from City Hospice fundraising team and witness Nettie take the hugely brave step of having her head shaved in advance of her treatment for Cancer. Nettie generously elected to donate the proceeds from her JustGiving page to City Hospice. As well as being a Trustee on the City Hospice Board of Trustees I have, for over ten years, joined Nettie in a weekly ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ activity in Cardiff’s Nazareth House care home where she has lived and worked for many years”

Fundraising Coordinator, Katie Vaughan said,

“Nettie’s positivity and enthusiasm to help others is so inspirational and we can’t thank her enough for the amazing amount of money that has been raised for City Hospice. It was clear when we went to Nettie’s Hair Shaving Event, that she is surrounded by a world of people who love and support her and we can definitely see why. The added touch of  having the Rock Choir there, to support Nettie was really special and made the occasion even more special. Thank you so much, Nettie!”.

If you would like to support Nettie you can donate and leave a message on her Just Giving page here

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