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Thirsk Carer to Brave the Shave at Home’s Summer Fair

Published: Thursday 1st August 2019

Rachel Thomson Senior Care Assistant and Carol Coventry home manager with Bee as she gets ready to say goodbye to her locks

Bee to donate hair and money to children’s wigs charity

A daring care worker from Thirsk is set to ‘brave the shave’ this summer, by cutting off all of her hair for charity

Night care assistant, Bee Cooney, who works at Ideal Carehomes’ Hambleton Grange will be chopping off her locks in front of revellers at the home’s annual Summer Fair, which takes place this Saturday, 3rd August.

The 29-year-old will be raising money for The Little Princess Trust, a charity operating through Europe that supplies and funds high quality wigs made of real hair to give to children who have hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses. 

Bee, said: “Sadly I lost my father to cancer and wanted to do something constructive that would mark his passing whilst benefitting others. When I heard about the incredible work of The Little Princess Trust, I knew that this was the charity that I wanted to raise funds for. If the money I raise can help to ease the burden of a youngster going through a tough time, that would mean the world to me.

“I really hope people in and around Thirsk will come down to our summer fair on Saturday and watch me say goodbye to my locks – those who know me, know how long my hair is so it’s definitely going to be quite a dramatic change, but a very worthwhile one at that!”

Ideal Carehomes’ regional director, Lisa Harding, added: “The team at Hambleton Grange is absolutely bursting with pride at Bee’s selfless fundraising idea – she is a very brave and determined lady and we really hope that the local community will come out, dig deep and show their support for her endeavours. The work of the Little Princess Trust is remarkable and I know the whole team wants to raise as much money as possible.”

Hambleton Grange’s Summer Fair starts at 2pm at the home on Station Road in Thirsk.

Free to enter, there will be attractions for all the family including food and drink stalls, tombola and raffle and live music. Bee’s head shave will take place at approximately 2pm.

 The home, which is proud to be rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission, offers 24-hour residential and dementia care for 50 people on an inclusive fee basis for total peace of mind.

 Boasting a modern and luxurious setting, including a café, hair salon and spacious lounges, residents can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers.

To contact Newfield Lodge, please call 01977 522 267 or email