Generous Barry helps Pamela raise over £1500

Thursday, 12 October 2017

By GEM Staff Reporter
in Charity

THE amazing generosity of Barry people was demonstrated by their support for a local woman who did a charity head-shave in memory of two brave men.

Pamela Dungey, aged 53, who is confined to a wheelchair, decided to have her hair shaved off to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. She also wanted to pay tribute to her brother John Dungey and her friend Sam Gould who both died of cancer recently.

Last week, Nicola Murphy arrived at Pamela’s house with the razor, and off went the hair!

Her long locks won’t be wasted because her hair has been donated to The Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair through chemotherapy.

Pamela said: “When a family loses someone to cancer, a person who should not have died so young, it hits them so hard, and both John and Sam faced their illnesses with the most incredible courage and dignity.

“Cancer has to be beaten, and the only way is to find a cure for all cancers.

“Shaving off my hair was the only thing that I could do.

“I am disabled and mostly housebound. I live my whole life in pain every single day, but I knew in my heart that I could still do something to try and make a difference.

“I now have a very strange looking and feeling head, but it has all been worth it.

“So far, with gift aid added, we have broken the £1500 mark.

“I never imagined that I would ever raise such a huge amount, but my friends and the people of Barry have truly embraced what I have done.”

Pamela’s Just Giving page will still remain open for a couple of weeks for further donations: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pamela-dungey.

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