Why St George’s security officer had her head shaved in front of shoppers

Posted on - 1st July, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News

Alison Goodreid having her hair cut off


A brave security officer had her shaved in front of a crowd to raise money for two children’s charities.

Alison Goodread. security officer at St George’s Shopping Centre, was one of 20 people to take part in a day of head shaves and waxing to raise crucial funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Derian House Children’s Hospice.

The charity event was dubbed One Great Shave and was part of the One Great Day campaign taking place nationwide.

Staff from stores including The Entertainer, Game, Millie’s Cookies, Cuppa Caffe, Keo and Chinese Buffet also took part in the event, along with brave shoppers who witnessed what was happening.

Alison Goodreid, charity head shave June 2016

Alison said: “I was quite nervous before I got up on stage but the support from the crowd around me spurred me on. It was great for everybody to come together and support the charities and for us to do something a little different to raise the money.

“So far everyone has been very complimentary about the new hair style, but I think it will take me a while to get used to it.”

Andrew Stringer, general manager of St George’s who also had his head shaved, said: “Our fundraising day for One Great Day was exactly that, great. The support we had from shoppers during the day was overwhelming and we hope to have raised a wonderful amount for our chosen charities, which both do so much incredible work.

“We’re still collecting and counting the donations made, but we’re hoping to have raised up to £2,000.

“Everybody who took part was very brave, but huge credit goes to Alison. She didn’t think twice before signing up to have her head shaved and had a smile on her face all the way through.

“We couldn’t have staged the event without the support of our retailers and also Preston’s College, who all helped to make the day a success. We’re grateful to everyone involved.”

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