Carol Raggett, from Luton, took the bold decision a month ago in order to raise funds for Dementia UK.
In front of an audience of 25 residents, relatives and colleagues – her hair was completely shaved off and in the process raised £300 for the cause.
It took only two and a half minutes to complete the shave and will take more than six weeks for even an inch of Carol’s hair to grow back, but she believes it will all be worthwhile.
Carol said: “Raising money for Dementia UK is a privilege as it is a cause very close to my heart. From personal experience I know dementia can be devastating to families. My mum passed away with dementia and so I really wanted to do something to help.”
The charity fundraiser generated a lot of interest in the home with lots of people turning up to watch and more importantly donate.
Heather Baker is the activities organiser at Taymer and helped pull the day together to make it one to remember. She said: “Carol is a very special lady! All her colleagues have been very supportive of her fundraiser and we really want her to know how very proud we are of her.”
Dementia UK is a national charity dedicated to providing people who have dementia with compassionate expert care and support in order for them, to live positive and fulfilling lives.
Taymer Nursing Home is set in the picturesque Bedfordshire Village of Silsoe and is home to 30 residents in a restful environment served by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals.