Tracie is a cut above for charity

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A woman with cancer is having her hair shaved off before it falls out from chemotherapy.

Tracie Mills has her own fight on her hands but wants to raise as much money as possible for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity.

“I am losing my hair early before cancer takes it from me,” she said.

“The idea is to raise more money, alongside my friend Helen Miles, who has been my rock.”

The pair’s head shave is taking place at Mops Hair Studio in Dunchurch on Saturday at 4.30pm followed by a charity event at The Half Moon Pub in Lawford Road, Rugby.

“At the charity event we have a further two hair shaves, grown men body waxes and a whole heap of other fun to be seen.”

Tracie, of Lytham Road, Rugby, has organised a number of fundraising events to help charity.

She was diagnosed in January and is on a mission to help others like herself.

Tracie said: “I decided to turn a negative situation into a positive one. There are no words that can ever describe the affect it has on you. Initially, you selfishly think it just affects you but when you look around at your family and friends and your support, you very quickly realise it affects everybody who knows you.”

She said it was a cruel and devastating disease and that was the drive behind her fundraising appeal.

Tracie said: “My aim is to raise £10k by the end of this year and help in finding a cure. People have been so supportive and donations are coming in thick and fast.”

The next cancer fundraiser takes place on April 20 - a Military Fitness Breast Cancer Class for her friends and family at Impact Dance Studios in Rugby.

Then on May 20 at Aphrodite Beauty & Spa in Newbold there is a pink fun day. A fete is taking place on June 29 at Bilton Junior School and on July 21 - Race For Life ‘Breast Friends’ and then a family fun day has been organised at The Green Man in Dunchurch.

Tracie is also holding a ball at Dunchurch Park Hotel and needs raffle and auction prizes.

“It could be a meal, a bouquet of flowers, a holiday let for a weekend, a bottle of shampoo, a hamper of goodies, a manicure, a dance lesson, reduced hire cost, non-uniform days at schools or workplaces, wear a pink tie or bra day, even a gift of your time.”