Head shave for Dementia UK

Carol after she had her head shaved

Carol after she had her head shaved

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A catering laundry assistant has shaved her head to raise money for Dementia UK.

Carol Raggett, 61, of Caddington Park, shaved all her hair off in front of relatives, residents and colleagues, raising over £400 for the charity.

Carol before she had her head shaved

Carol before she had her head shaved

It took two and a half minutes to shave her head and will take more than six weeks for any of it to grow back.

She 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.”

Dementia UK provides people who have dementia with care and support in order for them to live positive and fulfilling lives.

Carol during her head shave

Carol during her head shave

The fundraiser generated a lot of interest at the Taymer Nursing Home, where Carol works, and a lot of people came to support her and donate.

Heather Baker is the activities organiser at the nursing home and helped organise the day.

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.”