Nurse braves the shave for The Shakespeare Hospice - The Stratford Observer

Nurse braves the shave for The Shakespeare Hospice

Stratford Editorial 6th May, 2020   0

A NURSE at The Shakespeare Hospice has braved the shave to raise money for the charity.

Chrissie MacDonald, a member of the Hospice at Home nurses, had her hair cut off to help the Shottery-based hospice.

Chrissie, who has worked at the hospice for over six years, set her family the challenge of coming up with a fund-raising idea. The winning idea was to shave Chrissie’s head, and then dye it purple if she raised more than £1,000.

The hospice live streamed the head shave on Facebook and this has now been watched over 1,500 times.

Chrissie, who has so far raised over £4,000, said “For the last six years I have been lucky enough to be working with an amazing highly skilled multidisciplinary team at The Shakespeare Hospice.

“The Hospice at Home team are dedicated to providing palliative nursing care to patients with life limiting illness, and to supporting their families enabling them to be cared for at home at end of life.

“This is a job that can be emotionally challenging but it is a job that is rewarding and an absolute privilege to be able to do. With the challenges the hospice faces fund-raising in these extraordinary times of lockdown, I tasked my family to come up with ideas and this is it.”

Click here to sponsor Chrissie.

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