Brave Praxis Care worker Pauline Heslip is feeling the cold this week having had her head shaved for charity.
Pauline, a team leader with the Thomas Street charity, went under the razor at a coffee morning last Thursday, raising more than £1,200.
The majority of the money will go to Southern Area Hospice and a donation to Praxis Care.
Pauline has also sent her hair off to the Little Princess Trust which helps children with cancer.
The event included a raffle with prizes donated by many local businesses.
Pauline decided to organise the event after one of the service users recently spent some time in the hospice. She said, “We were all very impressed with the standard of care she received and also the support given to her partner and children by the hospice staff so this was an opportunity to give something back.
Most people know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or a terminal illnessPauline Heslip
“Most people know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or a terminal illness.”
Anyone interested in donating can go online and search for Pauline Heslip on the Just Giving website (https://www.justgiving.com/Paulineheslip)
Praxis Care offers support to vulnerable adults and children and also operates a befriending scheme covering the Southern Trust area.
Anyone who can spare a couple of hours per week to volunteer as a befriender or who would like to help in any way should contact Catherine Little on 028 9072 7161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.