Nurse Shelley to cut it like Jessie J

Aiming to raise money in memory of her best friend

Nurse Shelley to cut it like Jessie J
18 June 2013

CPFT community psychiatric nurse Shelley Filomeno is to raise money in memory of her best friend – by copying the look of pop star Jessie J.
 
Shelley, 26, is to have her hair shaved off at a charity evening in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust will take place at Ebenezers in Grove Street, Woodston on Friday, 28 June.

Blonde Shelley has decided on the drastic trim following the death of pal, Clare Cruickshank.

Clare, 26, from Woodston, died from Cystic Fibrosis in April as she awaited a lung transplant.

Shelley, who works for the Cameo North team, said: “Clare was my best friend and incredibly brave.
 
“She had Cystic Fibrosis from birth and was waiting for a lung transplant at Papworth Hospital when her condition worsened and she died.

“Despite all she went through, she never complained and I hope the money I raise from shaving my hair off will be used to do more research into the condition.”
 
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene and affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system. About 10,000 people in the UK have the condition.

Before Shelley - pictured above (centre) with Support Time Recovery worker Amy Broadbent (left) and fellow CPN Liz Gray - undergoes the crew cut at the hands of Peterborough hairdresser, Ben Garton, who runs The Only Way Is Ben, there will be a quiz and a raffle.
 
Shelley, who lives in Whittlesey, and has previously climbed Ben Nevis to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “I can’t thank people enough for their support.

“Jessie J recently raised a huge amount when she shaved her head and while I don’t think I’ll be able to match what she did, I set myself a target of £1,000 – and I think I’m going to be able to smash that!
 
“My friends and my colleagues at CPFT have been brilliant and I must also thank the staff at Ebenezers who have allowed me to have their venue free of charge.”
 
Tickets for the event are £2.50 and are available by calling 07714 421932. Some tickets will also be available on the door at Ebenezers on 28 June.

Money raised from Shelley’s head-shave will be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to donate, visit Shelley’s Just Giving page by clicking here.
 
Any cash donations raised on the night will be given to the Cystic Fibrosis unit at the Papworth Trust.

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For further information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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