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Extreme hair-dressing helps raise Macmillan money

Staff at Burnetts raised almost £1000 for Macmillan last week with pastries, cakes, muffins and extreme hair-dressing. 

Staff at Burnetts raised almost £1000 for Macmillan last week with pastries, cakes, muffins and extreme hair-dressing.

While everyone else enjoyed a selection of home-baked goodies during the firm’s annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September , one brave lawyer was having her head shaved.

Glenda Graham (50) who works in Burnetts’ residential conveyancing team has twice overcome cancer: she was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer in 2004 and then in 2010 discovered she had breast cancer.

Glenda who lives in Harraby with husband Mark said, “The leaflets and Macmillan website were a real help to me when I had cancer. I have been wracking my brains for something I could do to raise money and shaving my head seemed like a good idea to get people to donate. I’m so amazed at the amount of money we’ve raised.”

Glenda’s hairdresser Meggan Murray from Relax came to Burnetts to give Glenda her new look. 

The Macmillan Coffee Morning has been a regular date on Burnetts’ calendar for almost a decade. The event is organised by Legal Secretary Sandra Telford (52), who was diagnosed with breast cancer on 2009. Sandra and Glenda underwent treatment at the same time during 2010.

Sandra said, “The coffee morning is a great event which everyone really enjoys. We usually raise a substantial donation for Macmillan, but with Glenda’s help this year we have managed to collect £900.”

BBC Radio Cumbria’s Val Armstrong also attended the coffee morning.

 Meggan Murray (L), Glenda Graham (C) and Sandra Telford (R)   

Caption: Meggan Murray (L), Glenda Graham (C) and Sandra Telford (R)

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Caption: Glenda Graham 

Published: Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Categorised: Residential Conveyancing, Community, Practice News

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