TMAT employee hopes to raise £1,000 for Sheffield children’s hospice with shaving stunt and cycle ride.
Shane Nettle – Stores Controller at Chesterfield-based global engineering firm TMAT – hopes to raise £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by shaving his head and having his legs waxed before cycling 20 miles to deliver the money to the hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.
Shane will be having his head shaved and legs waxed at TMAT on Friday 17th July and then, once he has collected all the donations, will be cycling to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on the afternoon of Friday 31st July.
TMAT has said that it will match any donations Shane raises.
Shane was inspired to try to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice when TMAT asked its staff to make donations during Easter 2015, to help provide art materials for the children.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. The charity relies on donations to provide this service, receiving less than 10% statutory funding.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice recently opened a new charity shop in Chesterfield, to help raise vital funds for the service.
Shane said: “It may seem like a bit of a wacky thing to do, but I just wanted to do my bit to help support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in the extraordinary work it does for the children there.”
“I’m hoping this appeal will inspire as many people as possible to come forward to support me and, ultimately, the hospice itself.”
If you would like to donate please go to the following website: http://www.justgiving.com/Shane-Nettle
If you want to find more out about Bluebell Wood please follow the link to their website: http://www.bluebellwood.org/
Managing Director, Jason Lippitt, recently raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support when he took place in the gruelling Ironman triathlon in Staffordshire.