On Saturday 25th July, six brave men gathered at the Working Men’s Club in Weston-super-Mare to have their heads shaved in order to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.
The event was organised by Maisie Martin, Dan Tivenan and Joe Tivenan who decided to support the charity after their father, James, had been diagnosed with cancer in January 2014 and is currently being supported on the In-patient Unit at the Hospice.
Maisie Martin, daughter of James, helped to organise the event and was there on the night to show her support of the big head shave. Speaking about its success, she said:
“Dad is unbelievably proud of us and what we have achieved. The event went perfectly and we had lots of support from our friends and family in making it run smoothly – even Dad helped us by giving us business contacts for the Silent Auction!
It was amazing to see how everyone was willing to help make the event a success. We had such a good turn out and to have everyone come together for such a good cause was brilliant.
Even the boys are embracing their change of hair style and are quite enjoying the cool breeze on their heads in this nice weather!”
The head shave event also featured a raffle, bake sale and a Silent Auction with prizes including a television on offer and other goodies donated from the Grand Pier, Wookey Hole Caves and @Bristol.
The total amount raised from the event so far comes to over £4,000 which far surpasses their original target of £750.
Weston Hospicecare relies on fundraising events like these to help the charity continue to provide its vital services to people faced with a life-limiting illness in the local community. Thank you to the Tivenan family and their friends for hosting such a hair-raising and successful event!