Despite being a holiday today, I heard of more money collected for Hair for Hospices in the UK. This now brings the total to more than £17,500. I’m still hopeful that we will reach £20,000 across the UK.
I also had a lovely email from Abigail’s friend Michael in Germany. I’ll start by sharing a photo of him before he did anything hair related.
As you can see, Michael has an abundance of hair in this photograph. I mentioned in my blog of 21 August that he was keen to support Hair for Hospices locally in Germany. The following photographs show him progressing towards hairlessness to support his local hospice.
The process has started and the transformation is underway!
Perhaps it would be best to let Michael tell his story in his own words.
“When Abigail invited me to the wonderful cause of "Hair for Hospices 2012" I was quick to decide to join in. I followed your wonderful effort, sacrifices and commitment in this matter and want to let you know, that I am deeply moved by all your great work!
I hope that my small deed will contribute to the greater good. Last week Abigail contacted my via facebook to let me know that you included me into your blog. This is a great honour for me. Thank you very much! Instantly I checked your entry about my contribution and felt very special being mentioned exclusively.
My fundraising event will end on August, 31st. Until then, I am shaving my head regularly in order to keep the spirit up :-). Last Friday was shaving day and it is soon to happen again.
Furthermore some more information from my side: Once the Hospizgemeinschaft Boppard found out about my involvement, they contacted me and we tried to go public. Hence there are a few newspaper reports about the whole event and we are hoping to raise more awareness and funds. If "H4H" will be continued in 2013, we are determined to join once again and make it into a more organised event over here in my area - starting small and then let's see where it goes from there :-). "
I’ve already mentioned that I hope to see Hair for Hospices as a major national event in the UK. With help from Michael and others around the world perhaps this could become an international event for hospices everywhere? What a wonderful memorial to my beshert, Carol.