Thornbury fundraiser Kat Bradford boldly shaves head for charity
A THORNBURY charity worker has shaved her head to raise valuable funds for vulnerable women.
Kat Bradford, 21, cut off her golden locks in a bid to raise £800 for the charity she works for; Christian performing arts organisation New Generation Music.
Speaking to the Gazette after her radical haircut, Kat said that she had already raised an impressive £1,300.
"My hair is all gone," she said. "And I’ve raised over £1,300 so well above the £800 I was aiming to raise.
"A lot of people have given since they’ve seen I’ve done it."
Kat, originally from Troon in West Scotland, said she had been dreading losing her hair in the run-up to the shave on Sunday, September 1.
A group of Kat's friends came around for morale support and they shaved her head together.
"I was regretting it all a lot before I did it," she said. "We just laughed a lot."
She says she’s not a fan of her new look but she’s been getting plenty of compliments.
Kat explained: "What (hair) is left looks much darker. I’ve normally got naturally bleached blonde hair.
"Lots of my friends say I look nicer; I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or not!"
All the money Kat has raised will go towards funding places for women at risk and victims of abuse to attend one of New Generation Music's conferences and pamper weekends in February.
The weekends’ activities include artistic workshops, meditation and fitness, as well as free pamper room treatments in the Marriott Hotel in Bristol.
Many of the women Miss Bradford will be helping will never have stayed in a hotel before or had a weekend away.
A place at the two-day conference costs around £200 to fund, meaning smashing her fundraising target will have a significant impact.
Kate said: "To get an extra £500 means a lot of extra ladies can come along."
To sponsor Kat visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/katbradford
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