Our Macmillan fundraising is a cut above

Rachel Graves, Activity Organiser and Hairdresser at Wellington Grange, shaves Will Barber, having completed Carmen Flueras to laughter all round. Looking on and next in line for the clippers is Richard Upshall.

A close shave for several team members were just two of many activities across our homes, which raised a total of more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The encounters with the clippers, at Wellington Grange in Chichester and The Aldbury in Poole, raised more than £3,300 alone. Other homes ran cake sales, a bake-off and coffee mornings to raise funds as part of the annual Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Braving the shave in front of an audience of residents  at Wellington Grange were Clinical Lead Carmen Flueras, Customer Advisor Richard Upshall, Healthcare Assistant Emily Lawrence and Waiter Will Barber.

Hairdresser and Activity Organiser Rachel Graves praised their courage, adding: “It was an amazing effort to raise awareness and as much money as possible for Macmillan. Everyone was in full support and very generous with their donations.”

At The Aldbury, Senior Care Lead Nancy Cooper and housekeeping assistant Lorraine Lucas went under the clippers for a full-head shave.

The two homes raised £2,100 and £1,230 respectively.

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