Kim Blackburn, the assistant manager of our Isle of Wight shop, aims to raise £2000 for Wessex Cancer Support by shaving her head for her 54th birthday on 20th April.
Kim, who has worked in our Freshwater shop for over ten years, says she’s taking on the challenge because she sees first-hand the impact the charity’s care has on Island residents.
“Wessex Cancer Support runs the Daisy Bus which takes Island patients to mainland hospitals for their cancer treatment, and I’ve been told by numerous customers at the shop it’s been an absolute blessing at a time of anxiety and exhaustion. The drivers are so friendly and welcoming and being on the bus gives people the opportunity to have company and find comfort with others in similar circumstances. And our support centres across Wessex provide a welcoming haven for anyone living with any type of cancer and their loved ones. Covid-19 has meant the charity’s fundraising has taken quite a battering this year. Whilst the shop’s been closed and I’ve been at home, I’ve been thinking I want to do something a bit crazy to shake off the lockdown, so I hope my moment of madness will help to raise awareness and funds for Wessex Cancer Support! Thank you in advance for digging deep and supporting me in my challenge.”
To donate to Kim’s challenge, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kim-blackburn204. Please Gift Aid if you can. Paper sponsorship forms will be available from the shop when it reopens on 12th April.
You can visit Wessex Cancer Support’s online shop at https://www.thriftify.co.uk/seller/wessex-cancer-trust/gems/