International powerlifter Charlie Shotton-Gale from Freshbrook, West Swindon stands to loose a little weight if she does not raise £3,000 for the charity Breaking Free by early November.
If the target eludes her she will have to shave her blonde locks off with the help of hairdressers Amy Fethers and Leanne Britton of Swindon’s Knock em Dead hair salon, pictured.
A worried Charlie remarked: “I’m still £1,000 behind, and only have 5 weeks to go, so am still looking for fundraising help. I have nominated Amy from Knock ‘em Dead hairdressers in Swindon town centre as the person who will give me a bald makeover if I don’t succeed; we both hoping she doesn’t have to.
“The support received for the fundraising so far has been huge with many corporate sponsors coming through such as Princess Homecare, Mike Mcguires Butcher, Sugar Rush, CS Electrical, Lis McDermot Photography, Marillier Shop fitting, Eden Accounts and SG Fitness to name but a few.”
“The private sponsorship has also been fantastic and is constantly incoming, so I would like to say thank you to everyone for that!”
Charlie is entering the world powerlifting championships in Puerto Rico from 29 October to 5 November ranked 9th, which is one place higher than she finished last year. But she has three competitors placed around her who are all equal to her, so she has a battle on my hands just to keep her place, never mind break the records.
“My training has been hit hard by illness and mild injuries so although I’m feeling stronger then I ever have, I’m feeling the strain of the work,” she said
“I’m achieving lots of personal bests, but I’m very anxious about all my little niggles and hope that a less then perfect training program will lead to a perfect competition, only time will tell.
"Reaching the £3000 before the world championships will be one less worry to take to the platform. It will give me the spur to deliver a good performance."
Charlie is holding ‘Keep My Hair On’ fundraising day at Sugar Rush, Royal Wootton Bassett, on 20 October. Help her keep her hair at: Localgiving.com/breakfreesupportproject
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