A close shave will raise smiles and much-needed cash for Isle of Wight’s Mountbatten Hospice

The five support workers will be braving the shave today to raise money for Mountbatten, the Isle of Wight’s hospice. Over £1,800 has been raised so far, show your support if you are able to

the five people braving the shave for mountbatten

Five Southern 360 support workers specialising in learning disabilities at Southern Housing Group’s 22 Argyll Street care home in Ryde, Isle of Wight, are ‘braving the shave’ today (Friday) in the name of charity.

Leonie, Rob, Tracey, Heidi and Simon have all agreed to have their locks chopped to raise money for the Island’s Mountbatten. See images below of before and after the shave.

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Mountbatten has been there for our residents
Emma Bound, Care and Support Registered Manager for Southern 360 explained,

“Our support workers wanted to raise funds to help our local hospice. Mountbatten has been there for our residents and team members during some difficult times and now, with charities being hit hard by Covid-19, the team wanted to help.”

The hair-raising experience saw residents and staff come together to help shave hair from the five brave members of staff.

MacNeill: Something fun for residents to enjoy watching
Tracey MacNeill, Southern 360 Learning Disability Support Worker said,

“It’s a tough time for everyone so we wanted to do something fun for our residents to enjoy watching that would also raise money for charity.

“Although the lockdown means we can’t do some of our normal fundraising activities, we came up with the idea of having our hair shaved at the home.”

Hartley: Every donation from local community helps
Mountbatten’s CEO, Nigel Hartley, commented,

“We are really grateful for Southern Housing Group’s fundraising efforts and their video certainly raised a smile or two. During lockdown it’s nice to know people are thinking of us.

“Unfortunately, our annual Walk the Wight fundraising event had to be cancelled this year, so every donation from the local community helps.”

Show your support
To sponsor the team, visit their JustGiving donation page here.

Lined up before the shave
After the shave, over £2290 raised for Mountbatten

Friday, 8th May, 2020 10:04am


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