Steve Parker from Bullwell in Nottingham, who is a kitchen porter at The Grand care centre in West Bridgford, has ‘braved the shave’ for leading cancer charity Macmillan.
Steve who is a cancer survivor himself wanted to give something back to the charity for all the support that he received while undergoing treatment, and for the ongoing support that his father Mick Parker (age 77) is receiving for his terminal diagnosis of cancer of the oesophagi.
The caring team at The Grand made a day of the charity event, starting with lunch for the family who had all come along to offer moral support.
Mick took great pleasure in administering the first shave of Steve’s head; after that, the electric shaver came out before there was any time to change his mind. In total the event raised £420.00.
Steve said: “The support that both my father and I have received from Macmillan has been exceptional, and I was delighted to accept this challenge and give something back.”
Home manager at The Grand, Yana Whitehouse, said: “Staff and residents have been supporting this cause by sponsoring Steve for his head shave and giving ongoing support to Steve’s dad and to Macmillan. Everyone is so proud of Steve for his bravery here at The Grand.”
To keep Steve’s head warm one of The Grand’s lovely residents Mrs Cairns knitted Steve a woolly hat.
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