Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Malvern watched on as a kind-hearted staff member braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Residents, staff, family and friends gathered at Hastings Residential Care Home in Barnards Green Road, as senior care assistant Karen Dalton courageously took on a sponsored head shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
A cause close to her heart
Karen has been a great advocate and fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support for a number of years as it’s a cause so close to her heart.
All her efforts are in loving memory of her father who passed away in 2001 of throat cancer and her late husband Terry who sadly also passed away due to cancer 12 years ago.
“…a lifeline in your darkest days.”
Karen, who has worked at the home for over six years, said: “I am always looking for ways to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as the support they provide to individuals and families is truly a lifeline in your darkest days.”
Fellow senior care assistant, Teresa Arnold, who was in charge of the clippers added: “I am so proud of Karen, she is so brave. It was wonderful to be a part of such an inspiring event!”
£300 so far
Already having raised over £300 with much of the sponsorship money still coming in, Karen has been overwhelmed with the support so far.
Brave the Shave is a national campaign raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It has seen thousands of people ‘braving the shave’ and standing proudly with all of are living with or have been affected by cancer.