A Colwyn Bay woman is braving the shave to raise money for St David’s Hospice in her bid to help raise funds for the charity’s Recovery Fund.

Local Tattooist Collette (Letty) Macko will lose her brown curly locks on Thursday, July 2nd after deciding to take up the hair raising challenge and the big shave will take place outdoors at the Dolgarrog Gorge.

She is undertaking the challenge in memory of her mother, Diane, who passed away at 65 after being cared for by St David’s Hospice in 2018. The head shave will be on the 2nd anniversary of her passing and at the gorge where her ashes are spread.

Collette said:
“I am shaving my hair off because my mum had a brain tumour and she decided to shave her hair off because the chemotherapy was making it fall out in chunks, which she found even scarier than shaving it all.

“I stayed with my mum at St David’s for the entire week. The staff were amazing and the whole experience was made peaceful and beautiful, I can never thank St David’s enough.

“My mum loved being outside and the staff moved my mum to a room where I could wheel her outside, every single day and she passed away with the sun and sea breeze on her face, listening to the birds.”

St David’s Hospice faces a challenge eve ry year to raise over 75% of the £4 million annual running costs, but due to Covid-19, this year it faces huge financial issues. The Hospice has had to close all of its charity shops, and all the vital fundraising events were put on hold with a £1 million loss. Community fundraising activities, such as Letty’s head shave, will help the Hospice reach the Recovery Fund target of £1 million to be raised by the end of 2020.

If you would like to sponsor Letty via facebook donations on https://www.facebook.com/letty.macko