Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More

Four Salisbury care home colleagues went a cut above to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

L-r: Colleagues Libby Durham, Debbie Pepper, Martin Cannings and Carol Petty prepare to brave the shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge care home in Salisbury.

L-r: Colleagues Libby Durham, Debbie Pepper, Martin Cannings and Carol Petty after braving the shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge care home in Salisbury.

Domestic assistant Martin Cannings braves his head shave, performed by colleague Claire Connor at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge care home in Salisbury.

Losing their locks in a sponsored head shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road were laundry assistants Libby Durham and Carol Petty and domestic staff Martin Cannings and Debbie Pepper.

Each surpassed their personal fundraising targets thanks to contributions from across the Stratford Road home’s community of friends, families and contacts.

Amid smiles all round, resident Dorothy Noyce, 103, joined staff and family members including Libby’s daughter Shannon, for some of the shaving.

Debbie said: “I do feel emotional about it but I keep reminding myself why we’ve done it. It’s for such a good cause. Some people who lose their hair because of cancer won’t have the luxury of seeing it grow back. That’s really why we’ve done this – to help raise money for them.”

Alison Bremner, Braemar Lodge’s Home Manager, said: “All four are very popular with residents and colleagues. They’re such good sports. The head shave was very entertaining for all the onlookers but perhaps not quite so much fun for them

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