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Claire Austin

 

Claire Austin

Online Donations Received: £7918.00

I was born and bred in Stevenage and for the past 20 years have run our family funeral business which was established in Stevenage more than 300 years ago.

As a family company, we are very community focussed and are keen to support local charities and causes. I have personally taken part in a number of fund raising events including charity work in India and Vietnam and in 2014 I ran the London Marathon in aid of our local hospice.

This year I have decided to shave my head to raise funds for the Stevenage Community Trust. The trust was established in 1990 and provides funding and support to charitable organisations and individuals in Stevenage and the surrounding villages.

Have a look and see a few examples of who have benefitted from the Stevenage Community Trust

The ’big shave’ will take place on Saturday 25th August at the Austin’s Family Fun Day. This is an event we hold every year for our staff and their families.

Your support would be greatly appreciated by myself and those in our community.

Donations can be made online or alternatively, cheques can be made payable to The Stevenage Community Trust and sent to me at Austin’s.


Claire Austin

Claire Austin
Claire Austin

I was born and bred in Stevenage and for the past 20 years have run our family funeral business which was established in Stevenage more than 300 years ago.

As a family company, we are very community focussed and are keen to support local charities and causes. I have personally taken part in a number of fund raising events including charity work in India and Vietnam and in 2014 I ran the London Marathon in aid of our local hospice.

This year I have decided to shave my head to raise funds for the Stevenage Community Trust. The trust was established in 1990 and provides funding and support to charitable organisations and individuals in Stevenage and the surrounding villages.

Have a look and see a few examples of who have benefitted from the Stevenage Community Trust

The ’big shave’ will take place on Saturday 25th August at the Austin’s Family Fun Day. This is an event we hold every year for our staff and their families.

Your support would be greatly appreciated by myself and those in our community.

Donations can be made online or alternatively, cheques can be made payable to The Stevenage Community Trust and sent to me at Austin’s.

Stevenage Community Trust

Established in 1990, Stevenage Community Trust is an independent charity which provides funding and support to charitable organisations and individuals in need.

Their work makes a significant difference to local people’s lives and is only possible thanks to our many generous and loyal supporters.

£10 provides a healthy breakfast and two portions of fruit each day for a vulnerable child during the school holidays

£50 bought a second hand cooker for a father who gave up work to care for his children after their mum passed away

£360 covered the travel costs to enable a mother to visit her critically ill child in hospital

£1000 assisted with the purchase of an electric brailler for an 8 year old boy who was born blind

Stevenage Community Trust is a registered charity in England & Wales 1000762.

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Donations Received: £7918.00
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Better late than never. A big well done from us x
Rachael Newman-Sanders £15.00
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Great Job!
Anonymous £100.00
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Very happy to donate x
Julian Atkinson £50.00
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Well done Claire, 'a cut above the rest!'
from Chris and all the team at RNS
Chris Shaw £100.00
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Amazing thing to do Claire.
Julie Lucas £25.00
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Huge well done Claire, what an impressive thing to do, you are a genuine “HAIRoine” best wishes Lisa Seccombe xxx
Lisa Seccombe £25.00
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Well done Claire
Gillian Huteson £50.00
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Well done Claire, rocking the Jesse J look!
Katrina Dymoke £30.00
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Fantastic commitment Claire, and very inspiring. And you still look gorgeous too!
Anthea x
Anthea Cowen £15.00
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How brave and how caring!
Hazel Jones
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Well Done, Claire!
Anonymous £100.00
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Well done Claire. You looked very happy having your hair cut off.
Elizabeth Ann Overton £25.00
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Well done Clare - amazing - with love and support from all team at Barnabys Florist x
Heather Taylor £50.00
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Well done Claire x
Julie Wilkinson £10.00
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Amazing Claire, very brave and you look great!
Nathalie Light
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Well done, very brave but for a great cause.
Peter from Adverta
Peter Robinson £25.00
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Well done Claire - very brave!
Gary and the team at AAC
Gary Withers £50.00
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Respect Clare! We\'ve got a great range of woolly hats you might be interested in :)
Alex Ellisdon
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In awe of you Claire! Well done - an amazing fundraising effort xxx
Justine Perry £30.00
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Congratulations, you 'rock' the new look.
With love
Brian & Jackie
Jacqueline Lawrence £50.00
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Bit late with the pennies, your video reminded us - amazing lady A&H Wilson
AC Wilson £50.00
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Wow! The TalentHQ Recruitment team are super impressed Claire - you're an inspiration and we think your new style suits you! Well done :)
Emma Brindle £25.00
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Well done Claire. Brace thing to do. X
Julia Girling
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Well done Claire! Still looking fabulous.
Love Charlie, Sylvie and James xxx
Charlie O'Donnell £25.00
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You are so brave.
Marilyn Parkin £15.00
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Well done Claire. You are a star!
Brian & Rosemary Manders £100.00
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Amazing as always. All our love. Chris, Sophie and Honor
Chris Hope £50.00
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Wow well done you. It looks great x????????????????????????????????
Camilla Fox £40.00
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Look forward to seeing you soon - well done! X
Sharon Devine £25.00
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Fantastic Claire! Congratulations!! Xx
Chris & Faye Gooda £100.00
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Congratulation Clare. Very brave and you look amazing. Well done
Anne Watson £25.00
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You are being very brave, Claire!
Michael Edwards £10.00
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Wow - good on you Claire.....You look fab! xx
Justine Button
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You brave lady, think I’d rather run a marathon!!!
Sarah Phillips £20.00
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Amazingly selfless gesture you are awesome ???????? well done you xx
Kacey Ainsworth £20.00
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Next holiday at Bald Head Island in North Carolina????
Tanya Hodge £50.00
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Amazing effort Claire. Well done on raising so much money for local charity. From Steve, Amy, Lawrie and Joseph Payne x
Stephen Payne £20.00
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We are in Awe!!!!
Brenda,Brian, Sue and Chris
Brian Thorogood £100.00
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Have a great day today and good luck with the hair challenge. Such an amazingly selfless thing to do.
Rachel Capel Cure
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can i have the hair??
Michael Duggan £100.00
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What a fabulous and brave action for others. (P.S. May I have your straighteners?!)
Nicola Martin-Davis
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Nice going, Baldy!
Best wishes for the future success of The Stevenage Community Trust.
Ian & Susie Robertson £460.00
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To Claire, what a brave and inspiring lady you are! Best wishes and lots of admiration from the team at Shout x
Fran Stobart £50.00
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A very brave thing to do for a worthwhile local cause - well done!
Liz & David
Liz Joyce £30.00
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good luck claire will be thinking of you xxx
Velda Hopkinson £20.00
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Well done Claire - a brave decision and for a great cause x
Helen Rayfield £50.00
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You are so brave doing this or mad! But this is such a noble cause good on you.
Love Kerry, David, Jake and Sam x
Kerry Hall £50.00
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Good luck Claire - what an amazing thing to do!
Cathy & Geoff
Cathy Lambert £25.00
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We all think you are very brave and courageous. Looking forward to seeing the new you. Love Keith, Jan & Charlotte XXX
Keith Hope £100.00
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Sorry we couldn’t be with you to witness your phenomenal efforts for this great cause, all the best Julie and Alan x
Alan Sharpe £50.00
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Good luck Claire! Hope all goes well - Chris is giving it a big plug on BOB fm tomorrow! Brett
Brett Harley £50.00
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Hope you have a great event on Saturday, we are sorry we have to miss it. Good luck with the shave :-) Neil, Zoe, Fred & India (neighbours)
Neil Sully £30.00
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You'd Better Get Knitting a Hat!!!
Badger - Stevenage
Glyn Jones £25.00
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Claire
What an amazing, brave and wonderful thing to do.
The Instone Team
Janice Baker £250.00
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Courageous approach to a charity donation.
Anonymous £10.00
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A fantastic and brave idea for a very worthy charity. From Adam, Daniel and all at M. K. Ginder & Sons.
Adam Ginder £100.00
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Good luck Claire....hope all goes well! x
Dave Roberts £20.00
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Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce wish you all the best. Your generous, selfless support will help many through The Stevenage Community Trust. Good luck !!!
Naomi Powell £500.00
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Good luck and enjoy the day.
Liz x
Elisabeth Smeeton £30.00
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What an amazing thing to do for charity. I heard about your brave act to support the Stevenage Community Trust via Tangent/41 Club and felt I had to support you. Good luck. Kim Oliver.
Kim Oliver £30.00
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Hi Claire
Hope you reach your target - Good Luck
Matt
Matt Speight £20.00
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Well done Claire! A brave step!
Derek & Sarah Case £50.00
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Great cause. That’s your £3k met. Nick + Nicola Kleanthous
Nick Kleanthous £70.00
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Claire very brave gesture for a very good cause
GOOD LUCK
BRYAN AND JAN HAMMOND
BRYAN Hammond £25.00
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Very Brave Claire
Jeannette Thomas £10.00
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You never cease to amaze me Claire and this is truly amazing. You'll still look stunning
Maree Atkinson £25.00
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Amazing fundraising for a very worthy cause!
Good luck! From Lynn and all the team and animals at Paradise Wildlife Park
Lynn Whitnall £25.00
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Well done Claire !
Martin Bishop £50.00
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What a good way to save on shampoo and conditioners! Good luck. Janis and Julie at Daizy
Janis O'Leary £60.00
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Awesome Claire - what a fabulous thing to do. You are truly inspiring xx
Deborah Parker £20.00
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Claire, brave or mad??? great cause, go for it.
Bev & Frank Pearman & family.
Frank Pearman £100.00
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Completely bonkers!
With love Iain & Lisa Steel
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Iain Steel £30.00
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Hi Claire, A fantastic gesture, very brave. Hope you raise loads.
CLIVE ABREY £25.00
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Know some good milliners!
Mervyn Terrett £100.00
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Good luck Claire!
Alison White £10.00
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Wow! What a brave thing to do, Claire - good for you! Xx
Julie Stokes £20.00
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You’re amazing Claire
Janice ONeill £20.00
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A huge sacrifice of your crowning glory for a brilliant cause. Well done Claire.
Patricia Blaxill £20.00
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To my oldest and dearest school friend, you are one amazing lady. Good Luck xxxx
Jacqui Shepherd £50.00
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I don't see you from one year to the next Claire but it doesn't surprise me one iota you are doing this, gung-ho or what! You are a magnanimous charity supporter. So humbled by your challenge. All our love, Sue & Paul Wood xxx
Sue Wood £20.00
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I see Claire you are going back to your Roots!!! A brave and generous act Dave Tadd
David Tadd £20.00
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what a wonderful cause. Well done Clare
Catherine Higgs £20.00
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You nutter!
At least yours will grow back.
Well done
Chris
Chris Smeeton £100.00
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A worthy cause - we will certainly be thinking of you on the 25th Claire! Love, Stuart & Kelly - Best Residential. X
Stuart Horwood £50.00
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Courageous as ever!! Xx
Jane Hamshere £50.00
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Good luck x
Jonathan Stamp £50.00
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Very brave well done Claire
Amanda Atkinson £20.00
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Good luck Claire! Can't wait to see the video! Louise & Keith x
Louise Yexley £25.00
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Sue cannot believe you are having your lovely locks shaved off. Good luck.
Bob and Sue Baker £30.00
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What a very brave and generous you are.Massive help for a great cause
Bruce Lendrum at BBWLaw LL £100.00
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A great effort for a great cause!
Mark Wakeling £20.00
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Well done
Linsey Garnett £10.00
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Well done Claire! So proud of you such a brave challenge!
Nicola Latham £100.00
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What a magnanimous gesture to undertake for a very good cause. Good Luck,
Janice Howell
Janice Howell £25.00
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Good Luck and thank you for your continued business. All the best, from everyone at Sprint Door Systems
Ian Holloway £30.00
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Amazingly brave move Claire! Good luck and look forward to seeing your new look in September! Hope you raise lots of money!
Nicola Kleanthous £20.00
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Well done Claire - you are braver than me! Great cause.
Anna Carrick £20.00
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Very brave lady, all the best from Stevenage Packaging Limited
Robert Stewart £250.00
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What a lovely brave thing to do - well done.
Anita Brickell £10.00
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You really are crazy!
Andrew Dagless £25.00
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Looking forward to seeing a range of new hairdos after the no hair hairdo! Well done, Claire!
Jo McGhie £50.00
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Well done Claire
Elizabeth Stringer £20.00
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I was in awe when you did the marathon but this is huge! I am totally impressed.
Melanie Lord £50.00
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Can’t wait to witness the big event.
Suzy Fitt £30.00
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What a brave thing to do, and for a great cause. Good luck. From all the team at HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors.
HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors £50.00
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Good luck with the big shave Clair. It'll be nice and cool for you if the temperature stays like this and if it turns cold I know someone who knits a cool line of bobble hats ????. Well done you. xxx
Wendy Fox £20.00
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You are very brave doing this. At least you will get the chance to wear some lovely head wear.
Chris Phillips £20.00
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You are so brave. Well done you!!
Jill Naylor £25.00
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Absolutely brilliant Claire! And for a great cause too. x
Kate Adam £50.00
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To Claire
Such an incredibly brave thing to do. You have my upmost respect and support.
Rachel Bate x
Rachel Bate £20.00
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Well done Claire, very impressive.
Damian Cummins £100.00
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Darling Claire
Braver than most of us for causes that demand so much from those affected.
Cheering you onwards. Fabulous lady doing fabulous things for many.
Xx
Emma Supple £50.00
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Such a brave thing to do for a great cause.
Best of luck from all the team at rhg Insurance Brokers.
Lesley Smith £100.00
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A brave move Claire to support others. Well done x
Alison Tuch £40.00
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Well done Claire, what a great cause xxx
Charlie Unwin £50.00
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I've no doubt you'll still look incredibly glamorous minus your lovely locks! Well done you. X
Lesley Willies £20.00
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Top effort for a great cause.
Mark French £20.00
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Respect to you for doing this for others but you are crazy xx
Neil Hummerstone £20.00
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Well done Claire!
Rachel Dyer £30.00
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OMG. Hope you are not doing a Lady Godiva at the same time. Photos, please.
Graham & Sue Saville £50.00
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Best of luck Clare. From Alan and family in Pirton.
Alan Scott £20.00
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Great stuff!
Michael Eve £20.00
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Lovely to see you this morning Claire. Fantastic effort for a very worthy cause x
Sarah Miles £10.00
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From everyone at Wilcox Limousines
Jade Wilcox £100.00
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Claire this is amazing & love your choice of charity. Good luck with the shave & enjoy your new look you are going to rock it!!! Love & support from Alison, Jake, Amber & Buster x
Alison Wood £50.00
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Great cause, Claire - well done!
Sara Miller £20.00
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What a class act you are Claire, bloody great idea.
June Cory £100.00
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Wow! Well deserved support, tremendous effort Claire!
Michael Moore £20.00
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very brave Claire good luck x x
Alison Draper £10.00
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Good luck Claire
Michael TIney £50.00
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Brilliant idea Claire for a fabulous cause.
Paul Beasley £100.00