Lisa Mugridge from Stratton St Margaret will be having her head shaved to raise money for Alzheimers Wednesday 1 May.
Explaining why she is taking such drastic action, she said: "Sadly I lost my father Michael 7 years ago to this horrible disease and there still is no cure for it. Having my hair shaved off is a small sacrifice to raise money for a good course which is creating more dementia friendly communities.
"I know that the first few months after his diagnoses, were very hard and frustrating for all of us. To see a fun loving man turn into a complete child like stranger broke many hearts. Dad was diagnosed in 2003 and he died in April 2006, but we were told that he may have had Alzheimers two years before without knowing.
"This is why we need to raise funds for research to help diagnose the early stages of the disease and to give correct medication so that the sufferers can live in a more stable environment for them and their families."
Lisa’s dad was one of the moving forces in the Freshbrook Residents’ Association which formed in early 1979 to represent people after they had arrived in the new West Swindon expansion neighbourhood of Freshbrook.
Lisa’s head shave takes place Sunrise Nursery School, Kingsdown, Swindon which her son attends. Nursery manager Paula McKinna will be doing the shave, although she has no hairdressing experience.
Help Lisa raise as much money as possible via www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Mugridge