Bald ambition raises profile of vital Marie Curie service
A Banbridge woman has taken the bold step of going bald, in memory of her sister who died of breast cancer last year.
Clayre Sloan has surpassed her ambitious fundraising targets in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care after having her head shaved in memory of her late sister Jacqui who died in November 2011.
An area manager for Marie Curie, Clayre hoped to raise £500 but her bald ambition so impressed sponsors that she managed to raise over £3000, which coincided with the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal month, in March.
“Funds raised by my challenge will help Marie Curie nurses to provide free care for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes and at the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast. Last year the charity cared for 1873 patients across Northern Ireland,” Clayre told the Banbridge Chronicle.