Cook braves shaven head to raise funds for hospice

Deborah Catt
Deborah Catt

A COOK from Park Beck Care Home is braving a shaven head for a good cause.

Deborah Catt had all her hair shaved off last Monday (March 3) by Park Beck’s resident hairdresser to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice.

The St Leonards-based charity, which opened in 1987 and has cared for more than 12,500 peoples with life-limiting illnesses, provides much-needed specialist care throughout the Hastings and Rother area.

Deborah decided to shave her head to raise money for the hospice and honour the memory of her dad, Raymond Jenkins, who passed away eight years ago after battling with cancer.

The former senior care worker, who has so far raised £282, told the Observer: “Although my dad didn’t actually spend time in St Michael’s Hospice they were fantastic. Anytime my mum needed extra support she rang the hospice and they’d be out within five minutes.

“I keep running my fingers through my hair and I keep forgetting that there’s nothing there! And it’s really cold!

But everyone has been so supportive and absolutely fantastic and I’d like to thank the people who have supported me, they’ve been absolutely brilliant.”

Marcia Dart, St Michael’s Hospice fundraising team leader, said: “St Michael’s Hospice is so grateful to Deborah for doing such a marvellous thing, and for raising much-needed funds and awareness for St Michael’s Hospice.