This Saturday, Kelley Garth from Newton-le-Willows will be having her head shaved to help raise funds for Willowbrook Hospice in memory of her mother-in-law, Patricia McCulloch. Pat, 69, was cared for at the Prescot based hospice, before losing her brave battle against cancer on 3 January this year.
Kelley said: “The care Pat received at Willowbrook was second to none. People tend to have a misconception that being at a hospice will be ‘all doom and gloom’ but Pat felt like she was at a 5 star hotel! The staff and volunteers were brilliant with our whole family and nothing was too much trouble.”
Kelley, who has already raised over £2, 500 for the hospice from a charity evening last April, will be joined in her hair-raising challenge by her 9 year old daughter, Jess, who will be having her waist length hair cut to jaw length.
“I’m so proud of Jess that she’s going to have her hair cut to help raise money for the hospice that looked after her nan. She’s going to donate her hair to the charity Little Princesses although she’d love if it went to a boy – ‘a little prince’. We’ve set ourselves a target of raising at least £500 and the support we received so far has been fantastic! I’m really looking forward to embracing my ‘Kojak’ look – although I’m glad that it’s going to be winter so I can wear a hat!”
Nichola Saunders, Head of Fundraising at Willowbrook said: “Kelley and Jess are an inspiration to us all! Every penny raised from their challenge will help to enable us to continue to care and support local people and their families.”
To support Kelley and Jess, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kelley-garth3