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Toolbank employee’s close shave for charity

Published: 4 July 2017 - Sue Deane
 

Mel Wilcock who works at Toolbank Cwmbran, has just had her head shaved to raise funds on behalf of three charities: TOGS Centre Torfae, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and The Little Princess Trust.

Mrs Wilcock and her husband Rob (Toolbank sales manager in south Wales) regularly engage in charity work for children as Star Wars stormtroopers – but this is much more daring.

“I felt like I really wanted to do something special and make it a challenge for me at the same time so I decided to brave the shave as my hair is my comfort blanket and means a great deal to me,” said Mrs Wilcock.

“TOGS is a local children’s charity where friends and family volunteer to help children who have physical, learning or sensory disabilities. We have done some troops and fundraising for them in the past and they were awesome.

“I decided to support CLDF because the charity has helped a friend whose child was born needing a liver transplant at a very early age.

“My shaved-off hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust as they help make wigs for children across the UK who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses - if I can put a smile on a child’s face when they get their new wig, then I’ve done my job.

“I have set my target at £1,000 and promised that if I hit it I would shave my head right to the bone hence the bald look I have going. My donate page is open until July 31 in case anyone hasn’t donated yet."

You can still support Mel Wilcock by donating at her Just Giving page here

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