WHEN it comes to fundraising for a good cause, Stacey Henson really is dressed for success.
Stacey, from Pudsey, is spending the entire month of March in fancy dress to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
And variety is clearly the spice of life for the 34-year-old as she is wearing a different costume each and every day, from the moment she gets up to the minute she goes to bed.
To date she has stepped out as the likes of Marge Simpson, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Mia Wallace, Uma Thurman’s character from Pulp Fiction.
Goldilocks and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle are among the costumes she has lined up for the rest of the month.
Stacey, who works as a data analyst for Macmillan at the charity’s Shipley office, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I’m pretty big on fancy dress normally so when I said I wanted to do something to raise money for the charity, one of my colleagues suggested this.
“I’ve had a few funny looks when I’m walking down the street and I think I’ve nearly caused a couple of car crashes but I’m loving it. I’m not sure how I’ll cope when we get to the end of the month!”
Much as she is enjoying her time in fancy dress, however, there is a serious side to Stacey’s fundraising. If she reaches her target of £2,000 then that will be enough to pay for the work of a Macmillan nurse for two weeks. She also knows all too well the toll that cancer can take on a family – her grandfather Brian died from the disease two years ago while her other grandfather, Jack, and her aunt, Gail, are currently fighting it.
“All of that is definitely spurring me on,” said Stacey.
“It just makes you realise how important Macmillan’s work is and I’m glad I am able to do my bit.”
To donate to Stacey’s fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/Stacey-Henson.
Donations can also be made by texting SHFD47 and £2, £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.
People who want to organise their own fundraiser for Macmillan can ring 0300 100 0200 for further information. For details of the charity’s support services, ring 0808 808 0000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk