It is only a week until Hair for Hospices day on 7 August! It seems like only yesterday the event was months away but it is now almost upon us. Despite this, the event continues to grow daily!
My work colleagues have tested a new webcam so that there will be a weblink on Tuesday to broadcast the event from work. I’ll post the webcam link as soon as I have it. Hopefully someone will want to watch the show! We plan to “go live” from 12:00 – 13:00 UK time, with me being part shaved at work at around 12:30.
A promotional video has been suggested of the event around the world so please send me footage of anything you do. I can have this added to the recording from work to make a comprehensive record of the day.
Shortly after the “great shave” I’ll be meeting with the National Association of Hospice Fundraisers to discuss the event and begin planning to make this a major national event for hospices next year. I honestly find it difficult to believe just how much support this cause has gained in such a short time. This can only be due to the love Carol and I had for each other – but I just wish I wasn’t in the position of doing this.
There is news of more hair related activities by others for their local hospices and I’d like to mention them here. However, I have no donor sites for them and will post them if they’re passed on to me.
Nerissa Williams is colouring her hair blue to raise funds for Ty Hafan hospice.
Kate Barrett is colouring her hair to raise funds for two hospices, ForgetMeNotChild and Kirkwood.
Carol’s sister Jackie is very active in Israel for hospice care there. She and her husband David are planning a tour of the Zichron Menachen Children’s Centre, Jerusalem followed by lunch. They are inviting monetary or hair donations to Zichron Menachem. If you would like to make a monetary or hair donation to Zichron Menachem, please see http://www.zichronuk.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&Itemid=8, or http://www.zichron.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=257&lang=en.