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Head shaving in Preston shopping centre helps hospice

Posted on - 6th December, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Alison Goodreid, charity head shave June 2016

Alison Goodreid, charity head shave June 2016

The loss of a lot of hair in the middle of a Preston shopping centre has landed a cash windfall for two charities.

During the summer staff and shoppers at the St George’s Shopping Centre had their heads shaved, legs, chest and backs waxed to raise money for Derian House hospice and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

A total of £2,537.83 was raised with one of the biggest donations coming after the shopping centre’s security officer Alison Goodreid had her head shaved.

The funds have been split equally between the two charities.

Derian fundraiser John Rollo with Alison (now with hair again) and Andrew Stringer from the shopping centre

Derian fundraiser John Rullo with Alison (now with hair again) and Andrew Stringer from the shopping centre

Derian House Children’s Hospice community fundraiser John Rullo said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who braved the shave or gritted their teeth to be waxed for Derian House.

“Your fundraising really does make a difference to the many children, young people and families who turn to us in their time of need.

“Here at Derian House we rely on the generosity of the public and our corporate friends to ensure we can continue to provide the very best respite and end-of-life care that our families deserve.”

Read more: How this Preston family are helping the homeless this Christmas

Among the stores and restaurants which had staff take part were The Entertainer, Game, Millie’s Cookies, Cuppa Caffe, Keo and The Chinese Buffet.

The shopping centre’s general manager Andrew Stringer said: “Both Derian House and Great Ormond Street Hospital are wonderful charities which do incredible work and we are pleased to be able to support them in carrying on that work and helping many families in their time of need.”

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