The work of the Deployed Families Welfare Fund has been given a massive boost thanks to a Charity Haircut at Marham.
OC TDF Flt Lt Ann-Marie Noble, who has been receiving treatment for cervical cancer offered to have her head shaved for charity. ‘I wanted something good to come out of my illness and what better way than to make sure one of our Station charities got the benefit of this,’ commented Ann-Marie.
Originally diagnosed last year, she has recently learned that the cancer is now more advanced than originally thought and sadly, her current treatment would have resulted in her losing her long blonde hair.
Over £1,200 was raised on the day at the Charity Haircut from donations and a coffee and cake stall. Ann-Marie said, ‘I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported me on the day, and to those who donated cakes and who have given so generously for this important work among the deployed families on Station.’
Ann-Marie, who is currently undergoing treatment at Addenbrookes Hospital, is hoping that her situation will raise awareness of the importance of regular health checks especially among female Service Personnel.
Money is still being collected for this Fund and can be passed directly to Accounts Flt or TDF or the Chaplaincy Centre.