Getting a close shave for GOSH

Sainsbuty's colleagues Martin Short and Robyn Wilfort
Sainsbuty's colleagues Martin Short and Robyn Wilfort

Sainsbury’s colleagues Martin Short and Robyn Wilfort are hoping to raise £1,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital after Martin had his head shaved and Robyn had her long locks shorn in the Bramingham store on Tuesday (August 5).

Martin, 36, of Dovehouse Hill in Stopsley, said: “I haven’t had my hair cut for eight months, but Robyn’s was half way down her back. I’m so proud of what she did for me and my son Joshua-James.”

The eight-year-old Ramridge pupil has stomach and bowel problems and has been a frequent patient at the renowned children’s hospital.

Martin said: “Joshua has a severe phobia about needles and is terrified when they have to take blood.

“But at GOSH they’re absolutely fantastic. I’ve never met a team who are so amazing. They manage to keep him calm and keep him distracted.

“I’ve never done a charity challenge before and I thought it would be ideal to do this for them – the hospital has to raise more than £50 million a year just to keep running.”

Kevin George of First Class Stylists in Marsh Road offered his scissoring services for free.