A close shave raises £5,000 for hospice funds
An employee here at Compton Hospice braved a close shave, losing his hair and his beard, to boost our coffers by £5,000.
Andrew Bagnall, a lecturer practitioner within the hospice’s education and training department, handed over his sponsorship this week following the big shave at our ‘Compton in the Park’ event in June.
Crowds of supporters gathered to witness the spectacle which took centre stage at West Park as part of Compton’s community fun day on Sunday 24thJune.
It was hoped the stunt would raise £3,000 in celebration of the hospice’s 30 year anniversary in 2012, but has far exceeded the estimated total.
Andrew said: “I have been amazed and humbled by the support I have received from my family, friends and colleagues.
“I thought my goal of £3,000 was an ambitious target to achieve, so to reach £5,000 is just staggering.
“The hospice means a great deal to me and I spend time with patients every week who remind me of the difference our help and support can make at a very difficult time in their lives.
“Losing my hair for a short period of time is a small price to pay to offer someone comfort when they need it most.
“I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone that sponsored me and to those that came along on 24thand cheered me on.”
The cheque was handed to staff and patients at the hospice on 30thJuly.
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