Julie braves the shave for Macmillan

Wanderers staff member Julie Cross has hair shaved off for charity

Staff member Julie Cross took the plunge last Friday and shaved her hair off to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support with a little help from defender David Wheater.

Julie, wife of Wanderers’ Safety Officer Rod Cross, works matchdays at Macron Stadium and has been fundraising for the charity over the course of the past month.

Eventually performing the deed late last week in line with the organisation’s Brave The Shave initiative, Wheater was on hand to show his support at Jiggi’s Salon in Bolton Whites Hotel.

Julie has to date raised over £2,250 for Macmillan and following the event, explained her reasons for getting involved.

“I just wanted to try and help people with cancer,” she said. “I recently lost my father-in-law to prostate cancer, so it seemed fitting that I should get involved.

“I saw it advertised with Macmillan and straight away, I just wanted to do it for all those who have been affected by this disease.

“Having experienced it closely like I have, I know just how much of an impact the disease can have on people and their families and I hope that with the money I have raised, it will go some way to helping find a cure in the near future.

“Macmillan looked after another family member of ours six years ago who died of lung cancer and the work that they do is absolutely incredible and makes the world of difference at a time when there are some very dark days for those involved.”

She continued: “It was bit scary and I was a little nervous, but thinking about what the money I’ve raised and what it will do for Macmillan got me through it.

“It was great to see Wheats come down and get involved too. I’ve known him for a long time now and as soon as I asked him to do the honours, he was more than happy to do so.

“I’m not sure he’ll be putting Jiggi out of a job just yet, but I’m sure it’s a career option he could consider when he hangs up his boots!”

Donations meanwhile are still being accepted HERE.

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