There was a buzz in reception as staff and residents took it in turns to trim Trudy’s locks in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.
Trudy, who works in the domestic department at Castle View, held the head shave in memory of friend and former colleague Kim White.
She raised £418 from the shave, a raffle and by selling specially made ‘smiley’ daisy petal badges.
Trudy, who lives in Dorchester and started working at Castle View when it opened in 2002, said: “We’ve lost too many family and friends to cancer, including Kim.
“This was my way of supporting Weldmar, which helps so many people in their time of need.
“My thanks to everyone at Castle View for helping to raise this money. Everyone is always so supportive of charity events and good causes here.”
Resident Hedi Statham was among those to take a turn with the clippers. Also involved were kitchen porter Nick Harper, healthcare assistant and hairdresser Anne Nicholls, nurse Mercy Dunga, chef Adam Juhoor, Colten Companion Angela Moors, activities organiser Sue Goodwin, waiter Dion Benson and Home Manager Sarah Harper.
Sarah said: “Trudy was brilliant and it was great to see everyone join in the fun.
“It was lovely to remember Kim in this way as she was a great person who got on with absolutely everybody.”
Sarah added: “Trudy has been our top fundraiser over the years.
“We’ve raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity since opening and it’s nice to be able to give back to the community in which we work and live.”
Healthcare assistant Kim was one of the original team members at Castle View and met Prince Charles when he opened the home in 2002.