Although a press photographer didn’t show up to document the hair dye process, as originally intended, I did manage to secure an article in that very same local newspaper – The Evening Express – about the event. It was in yesterday’s edition, which marked my first publication in quite some time… but that’s really another story for another time!
I had a telephone interview with a lovely journalist there called Donna, who fleshed out the details of the write-up with me. She was very easy to speak to, and made the whole process extremely simple. Hopefully the added publicity will be good for a few more donations. If not, and this is the end of the charity drive, I have still managed to grab over £1,000 in less than a month, and I’m happy with that number.
Over two weeks on, and the hair has settled in to a rather striking shade of baby pink, with both the peroxide and my natural colour showing beneath it in varying degrees of strength depending on which part of my head you’re looking at. I really don’t notice it anymore, and at least it covers up the growing number of grey straggles I have for a while.
I’ll find a quiet moment and talk to The Girlfriend©… maybe she’ll let me keep it.
So, the transformation is complete and I am now sporting a rather fetching pink mop of hair.
I had contacted the local newspaper and was assured that a photographer would be down to document the event, however it appears that something more important than my little charity drive turned up.
It’s a shame because I’m sure the extra publicity would have generated some more money, but the good news is that the total is currently just a fraction below £1000, thanks to a great effort last night at work, where the event took place.
And The Girlfriend© is happy because she gets to sleep with three different versions of me in the space of four days!
With over £600 raised for Breast Cancer Care so far, I took to the makeshift salon in the kitchen last night and allowed The Girlfriend© to bleach my hair in preparation for going pink tomorrow.
Having done it before I was ready for it to sting and make my scalp itchy, but I had forgotten just how damn sexy I looked as a blond!
If you want to throw the charity some money, and you can afford to do so, please go here:
In October 2011 I dyed my hair pink for charity, and seven years later, (after an off the cuff remark at work) I find myself about to do the same thing. Then, I raised £1100 so this time around the target is a little bit higher. You know, inflation and all that jazz.
So if you fancy throwing a few pounds or dollars or whichever currency you are using, my way, head on over here and click a few buttons. It is very much appreciated.