Leamington grandmother braves the shave for Myton Hospice - The Leamington Observer

Leamington grandmother braves the shave for Myton Hospice

Laura Kearns 24th Nov, 2016 Updated: 24th Nov, 2016   0

A GRANDMOTHER from Leamington has invested in some warm hats after getting her head shaved for charity.

Sandie Hughes wanted to raise money for Myton Hospice after her friend James Farthers passed away there early this year following a long battle with cancer.

Along with getting her hair shaved off, the grandmother-of-two also held a raffle with businesses across the district donating prizes. So far she has raised some £550 for the charity.

Sandie told the Observer: “I could not have done it without the support everyone gave me.

“My two ten year-old granddaughters Ruby and Olivia even sold raffle tickets on the night to help.

“I really do not mind having very little hair now. It was for a great cause I would do it again, but it is very cold so I have invested in a few warm hats.”

Sandie decided to raise money for the charity after discovering how much it costs to care for a patient – with £25 covering an hour’s specialist nursing care and £70 funding a home visit.

The charity works with some 1,000 patients across Coventry and Warwickshire and need to raise £8 million annually to continue their services.

Sandie said: “They believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life and that treating patients with dignity and respect is the most important thing.

“I would love people to carry on donating to this fantastic charity if possible.”

Visit www.justgiving.com and search for Sandie Hughes to donate.


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