Carolyn ‘braves the shave’ and raises £365 for charity

One of our carers, Carolyn has shaved her head and raised £365 in aid of charity!…

Carolyn Slater, took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign on August 26 in memory of her mother.

Fifty-four-year-old Carolyn from Bridgwater, said:

“I decided to shave my head as part of Macmillan’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign after losing my mum to breast cancer. I have also had relatives suffer in the past with the disease, as well as a close friend, who is currently going through it. So I wanted to do something to help show that I stand alongside them, as well as raising money and awareness.

I am thrilled to have raised £365 for the charity and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated.

I was a bit nervous about shaving my head but I knew it was for a worthy cause and my hair will grow back eventually. It’s highly symbolic of the effects of cancer treatments on patients.”

People can still donate to Carolyn’s fundraising page at

Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer and their families. Its ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign is running throughout 2017 and encourages people to fundraise for the charity by shaving off the hair on their head to stand alongside cancer sufferers.

Nicky Norville, our Registered Manager said:

“We think what Carolyn has done for charity is absolutely fantastic and is a testament to how caring she is. It was certainly strange to see her come into work with no hair, but it’s for such a great cause that it was definitely worth it”

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