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Shuswap veteran’s fundraiser hits initial goal

Angela Ayre chopped 10 inches, shaved the side of her head to support Wounded Warriors
Angela Ayre cut off 10 inches of her hair to donate for cancer treatment wigs, and is fundraising for the Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride supporting veterans. (Angela Ayre photo)

A Shuswap veteran is gathering community support, well on her way to a fundraising goal of $10,000.

In a week since the Observer’s first story with Angela Ayre, her fundraiser has surpassed the original goal of $2,803. This number was set as a marker for when Ayre would shave the side of her head and cut 10 inches of her hair off to donate to Chai Lifeline Canada, which accepts colour-treated hair to make wigs for those facing cancer and other illnesses.

As of Friday, Oct. 27, Angela’s fundraiser is at $3,904.

She and her teammate Lauralee Mills are working to raise $10,000 before May 9, 2024, as each participant of the fundraising race must donate $5,000 to qualify.

Ayre’s story and a link to donate can be found at the Battlefield Bike Ride’s website, by clicking donate then entering Angela Ayre’s name.

Angela Ayre has two W’s shaved into the side of her head to represent Wounded Warriors. (Angela Ayre photo)

Read more: Shuswap veteran to fundraise in France for fellow fighters

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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