Staff from Skegness care home brave the shave for charity

Three members of staff at Sandbeck Care Home after the charity head shave
Three members of staff at Sandbeck Care Home after the charity head shave

Sandbeck Care Home raised £1,400 for residents’ funds and £1,000 for charity at their summer fete.

Three brave male residents had their legs waxed, one had his chest waxed and three members of staff had their heads shaved all in aid of Crohn’s Colitus.

Manager Lynn Shipley, deputy manager Lynn Housely and activities co-ordinator Emmanuella Newman shaved their heads for the charity. Crohn’s and Colitus are a charity fighting inflammatory bowel cancer, which affects around 300,000 people in the UK.

Around £1,000 was raised for the charity, with donations still flooding in.

The summer fete featured stalls such as hook a duck, a raffle and a crafts stall with pottery painted by residents. A special thank you went from organisers to local businesses who donated items for the stalls.

Mano Newman said: “It was a great success. Thank you to the manager and deputy manager for standing by my side.”

A CQC inspection in June 2016 gave an extremely good report and a statement from Sandbeck said: “We are all very proud of our staff, residents and families. We would just like to thank everyone.”