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Back in Print…

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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.

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Brian 2.0…

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.

Shit happens.

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!

Stage One Complete…

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.

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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:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bgross

Doin’ it Alecia Moore Style…

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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.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bgross

 

All For a Good Cause…

Cancer-Research-UKI have been feeling a little… out of sorts lately, and I figured the best way to deal with that is to have a charity drive. A couple of years ago I raised over £1,000 for CLAN by dying my hair pink, and this time I hope to go a little better for Cancer Research UK.

At 11am on December 14th, my friend Kev and I will begin a twenty-four hour online marathon on the Sky Poker tables. That’s approximately 2,500 hands of poker. As well as the support we have got from the community over there, I hope to be able to count on my friends and family, as well as any other generous readers out there.

Ambitious total? Sure. But there’s no point doing it for just a few quid, is there? Besides, it’s amazing what you can achieve with threats of violence and blackmail. Cancer will unfortunately touch most of us in one way or another, at some point in our lives. Some of you may even be dealing with it right now. It is however, a disease we can beat, but we can only do so with your help.

I have set up a JustGiving page here, for anyone who wishes to contribute to the cause, or indeed if you just want to be nosey and see how we are currently doing against our target, well… that’s all right too. If you do wish to throw something our way, you can do so via the link, and you can be assured that every penny goes directly to the charity. I understand and appreciate that money can be particularly tight at this time of year, in the extended run up to Christmas, so let me say thank you now for the support: these things are so much easier with people like you.