Launton Grange Lifestyle Manager, Danielle Garnon, has ‘braved the shave’ after growing her hair for over (?) years. Danielle has donated 24 inches of hair for children’s cancer charity, The Little Princess Trust, who provide free wigs to children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.
Danielle enlisted the help of residents at the home on Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester, to perform the haircut which needed to be parted into precise sections and tied in bunches to be sent in the post. Once the hair was cut, residents proceeded to shave Danielle’s remaining hair with clippers.
Ahead of the shave, which was live-streamed on Facebook, Danielle raised £300 for the charity, thanks to generous donations from co-workers, residents’ families and friends, local businesses and members of the community.
Resident at Launton Grange, (name), who helped to cut Danielle’s hair, said, ‘I think it is brilliant that Danielle decided to donate her hair to help children who have been affected by cancer. I am pleased that I could help on the day and make the first chop and shave her head. I love her new short hairstyle; I think she looks amazing!’.
Speaking after the shave, Danielle said, ‘I am over the moon with my donation. It feels incredibly rewarding to know that the hair is going to make a wig for a child somewhere that really needs it. After discovering that each wig takes approximately £550 to make, I am pleased to also have been able to successfully raise some money for the charity too – thank you to everybody who made a donation. Every time I see myself in the mirror and see my short hair, I am reminded of how much my donation will have made someone’s day.’
Launton Grange Home Manager, Sharon Wassing, said, ‘Danielle is absolutely fantastic, and is always thinking of others- I think this was a lovely gesture from her. To see our residents helping to cut her hair really did bring a smile to our faces too’.
Launton Grange, is a residential and dementia care home and provides staff with industry-leading training, coupled with the latest care plan technology to ensure residents feel safe, relaxed and fulfilled as they move into the next chapter of their life. Residents at Launton Grange can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers.
Sharon can carry out an initial assessment for new residents within 24 hours of an enquiry and the team at Launton Grange can help you or your loved one move to your new home as quickly and stress-free as possible. For more information, contact the team on 01869 227150 or visit https://ichlive1.wpengine.com.