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Tara's Head Shave

Tara's Head Shave

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2020 was a nightmare, COVID19 turned everyone’s lives upside down. The trials and tribulations of the last year have encouraged me more than ever to get involved with charity where I can and see what I can do to help others whilst my business (tourism) is the quietest it has ever been!

2020 and the start of 2021 has not been great for anyone. COVID19 took over all our lives, we have needed to continue but change….the new normal. As much as we have been forced to change and continue, unfortunately the devils of before are still here lurking! For so many, lives have been turned upside down during this time as they have been diagnosed with cancer or they are having continued treatment for previous diagnosis.
For many treatments have been postponed or cancelled which is beyond unthinkable to keep hospitals open for covid patients.

I have personally had many family and friends fight the battle against cancer over the last 10yrs, so cancer research has always been something close to my heart however in the last year during the COVID nightmare, some extremely close to me and my loved ones have been diagnosed. Being diagnosed during a pandemic has meant that they have, in many cases, been told the news alone, without a loved one or support by their side. If they have been able to continue treatments these are also being done alone and this has hit a nerve with me.
A vaccination for Covid was created in a few months but the leading cause of death Worldwide with 9.6million deaths last year (Compared to 2.9million covid deaths) is still ongoing. More research is so desperately needed, support both medical and emotional for those fighting and for their families and all of this requires money which has led me to making the decision to shave ALL my hair off in order to raise some much-needed funds!
Anyone that knows me knows that I have EXTREMELY thick hair which has been long for the last 20ish years, but I am happy for it to all go.
I aim to raise minimum R10,000 (approx. £500) between for Cancer Research UK and Cansa (CANSA is a leader in the fight against cancer in South Africa) and then I will shave it all off!

If you can sponsor me just a little (I know money is tight at the moment, but a little by a lot of people adds to a lot). If every one of my friends on Facebook can donate as little as R20/£1 then I will very quickly reach my target.
Once the target has been reached, I will shave everything off and video every part of it! You will be witness!

Thank you so much in advance for your support.

UPDATE: BIG shave day is set for Friday 7th May at 10am. 


  • May 14, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Love you." - Kirsty.

  • May 14, 2021 - R 263.39
  • "You are one strong willed women Ta! Xx" - Kerri Tremeer

  • May 06, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "You're gonna look great bald! Love you xxx" - Claire, Shaun & the many kitties

  • May 06, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Such a worthy cause, Love your other mum xxx" - Valerie

  • May 05, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Tara , you Rock ️" - Jackie Shaw

  • May 04, 2021 - USD $ 13.86
  • "What an amazing thing to do for an amazing cause xx" - Lucy Marmion-White

  • May 04, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck - very proud of you " - Tessa

  • Apr 28, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Love you" - Candice

  • Apr 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "So proud of you Tara! You go girl!" - Rine

  • Apr 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Proud of you" - Liesl Cronje

  • Apr 16, 2021 - USD $ 10.00
  • "A good cause. I will double it if you persuade David to join you!" - Ricky Fuller

  • Apr 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "You go bravest Tara! ️ Thank you! " - Charmaine Wiese

  • Apr 16, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "You go my black label drinking partner!" - Kym Leigh Malcolm

  • Apr 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    You are the best!!!

    " - Landie

  • Apr 16, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    So proud of you. X

    " - Kirsty Heyns

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You go girl x" - Sarah morgan McSmith

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "To help you reach your hoal, to help others, and to see Megan with a clean-shaven head" - Elsabe Verwey

  • Apr 15, 2021 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Every little helps! We hope so! So proud! " - Gerry

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it. We support you all the way" - Chris Botha

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope it helps Tara" - Lelobu Safaris

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Donations to date

R 10 988.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 5 050.00

Cancer Association of South Africa

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.