Residents at Arbury Lodge Intermediate Care Unit watched on as kind-hearted staff members, Kerry Brandrick and Leanne Forryan, braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Residents, staff, family and friends gathered at Arbury Lodge, as colleagues Kerry and Leanne courageously took on a sponsored head shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Kerry Brandrick who is the activities leader at the suite will also be donating her long hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children suffering with hair loss as a result of treatment.
She said: “I thought this would be a great way of doing my little bit to raise awareness of Neuroblastoma”. Kerry’s shave was in memory of a young boy from Tamworth who lost his fight against the rare type of cancer at the age of just three years old.
Care assistant, Leanne’s cause is a little closer to home, raising money in the memory of her Auntie Dot, who sadly passed away from Cancer in 1995. Following the trim, Leanne said: “I took part in the brave the shave because I wanted to do my bit for such an excellent cause, the Macmillan nurses were just brilliant with my Aunt – I was very anxious, but I knew I couldn’t back out.”
The very brave ladies from Arbury have already amazingly raised over £1000 with much of the sponsorship money still coming in; Kerry and Leanne have been overwhelmed with the support so far.
About Brave the Shave and the Little Princess Trust
Brave the Shave is a national campaign raising funds for Macmillian Cancer Support. It has seen thousands of people ‘braving the shave’ and standing proudly with all who are living with, or have been affected by cancer.
The Little Princess Trust is a charity which supplies and funds high quality wigs to children who have had hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses. The Trust aims to provide the best wigs available, as close as possible to the child’s original hair, entirely free of charge.