Stretford Mall shop assistant to shave head to help send terminally ill friend on Florida holiday

Tracy Donaghy (right) preparing for her fundraising head shave for her friend Becca Parkes and her duaghter Ambur Parkes

Tracy Donaghy (right) preparing for her fundraising head shave for her friend Becca Parkes and her duaghter Ambur Parkes

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A STRETFORD Mall sales assistant is planning to shed her crowning glory to help send her terminally-ill friend and her young daughter on a dream trip to the United States.


Tracy Donaghy, 40, who works at the mall’s B&M store, has known 36-year-old Becca Parkes since they worked together at a pub 20 years ago.


So when Tracy found out that her good friend was drawing up a ‘bucket list’ of things she plans to do before her terminal lung cancer becomes too severe, she decided to give her all the help she could to make the dreams come true.


Top item on Becca’s list is a trip to Florida with her 15-year-old daughter Ambur, which will cost thousands of pounds, a large part of which will be the high cost of travel insurance for someone with her condition.


To help raise at least a grand for her friend, Tracy is beginning by having her flowing locks shaved into a number one cut.


Tracy, who lives in Stretford and has worked at B&M for the past five years, said: “I’m actually having the head shave done on Friday June 13th, which is a bit worrying.


She added: “Becca’s just an amazing person and puts everyone else before herself.


“She’s also like a second mother to my own daughter, Keren, who is also 15, and I so much want to make the Florida trip happen.”


The head shave will take place in B&M Stretford Mall at 2pm on June 13.
 

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