Approaching her 50th birthday, Gislingham resident Kay Mollett felt it was important to make the occasion a fitting tribute to her brother, who sadly never made it to 50.
So when she reaches the half-century milestone this Sunday, she will be going bald, along with cousin Glen Brewer and friend Trevor Steed, in a charity event at the Railway Tavern in Mellis, starting at 6pm.
The head shave will be in memory of her brother Simon, who passed away nearly three years ago, aged 48, after he had a heart attack “completely out of the blue”.
Ms Mollett, of Broadfields Road, told the Diss Express: “He was amazing. Everybody loved him. He was funny, kind and generous.
“It’s my 50th birthday on March 26. It’s really hard to celebrate it because my brother didn’t get to his.
“I thought I would turn it into a charity event. The support I have received has been absolutely fantastic.”
She said she will have her hair shaved into a mohawk to begin with, in a nod to her brother, before the head shave takes place at around 8pm.
The event is looking to raise at least £1,000, which she plans to split evenly between the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and Haps Heady Friends, a charity band who will also be performing on the night, with their proceeds going towards the Ipswich Oncology Unit.
Ms Mollett’s fundraising has also caught the attention of the EAAA, and next Wednesday, she is set to visit the air ambulance headquarters in Norwich to meet the crew and find out how her efforts will support the organisation.
“The air ambulance do such a fantastic job. Bikers, horse riders and the guy in the street all use them, and they do an amazing job,” she added.
To support her cause, please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KayMollett