3:00pm Wednesday 17th August 2011
A BRAVE Netherton grandmother is getting set to have her head shaved to raise money for charity.
Kay Garbett, of Lodge Crescent, is nicknamed “Funky Nanny” by her four grandchildren for her colourful and stylish locks, which she plans to have shaved off in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.
The 53 year old, who is a full time carer for her 23-year-old disabled son, is holding the fundraiser at 8pm at the Hope Tavern pub in Cinder Bank on August 25, and is hoping to raise at least £1,000 for the charity.
Kay, a mother-of-two, said: “It is charity which is close to my heart as I have an aunt and an uncle who have the dementia.
“A friend’s mum has it and another friend, who has just turned 50, has also been diagnosed with it.
“It doesn’t get very much publicity, but Alzheimer’s and dementia affects such a lot of people and it is a really worthy cause to support.”
Kay admitted she has always taken pride over her hair.
She said: “My hair is beautiful. It is two colours and everyone knows what I am like with my hair, which is why they know I am serious about making money for the charity by doing this.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor Kay can drop donations into the pub or go along to watch on the evening.
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