Daring trio take on head shave at St Ives care home

Staff at Field Lodge Care Home, St Ives, shaving their hair for charity, (front l-r) Lisa Houghton,

Staff at Field Lodge Care Home, St Ives, shaving their hair for charity, (front l-r) Lisa Houghton, resident Sidney Harcus, and Sam Shepherd, (back l-r) hairdressers Michelle Reader, Fay Burroughs, and Charlotte Goulery, - Credit: Archant

The fundraisers from Field Lodge care home, in St Ives were at the mercy of Huntingdonshire Regional College during a charity head shave.

Staff at Field Lodge Care Home, St Ives, shaving their hair for charity, (front l-r) Lisa Houghton,

Staff at Field Lodge Care Home, St Ives, shaving their hair for charity, (front l-r) Lisa Houghton, resident Sidney Harcus, and Sam Shepherd, (back l-r) hairdressers Michelle Reader, Fay Burroughs, and Charlotte Goulery, - Credit: Archant

Home manager Lisa Houghton, who completed the challenge, said: “Everyone at Field Lodge got behind us and their encouragement made a real difference.

“On a personal, I’m also hoping our actions send out a clear message that we are all more than just a hairstyle and indeed, some people face far greater challenges than voluntarily having their head shaved.”

Lisa was joined by activities coordinator Sam Shepherd and 90-year-old resident Sidney Harcus.

“Sam and I were absolutely thrilled when Sidney decided he also wanted to join us and have his head shaved for such a fantastic cause.”


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Through donations the trio are well on their way to reaching their £1,000 target for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

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