Keynsham hairdresser kicks off five years of fundraising with headshave

Published on: 11 Aug 2014

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A Keynsham hairdresser is kicking off five years of fundraising by allowing members of the public to help shave her head.

Sara Randall, who works at Cocoa Hair Design in Station Road, will be lopping off her hair at a fundraising evening on Saturday, September 27, at Keynsham’s British Legion Club from 7.30pm.

And rather than being anxious about losing her locks, as some might think a hair stylist would be, Sara says it is something she has wanted to do for a long
time.

“I think it will be liberating," she said. “I was 45 this year and have decided to have five years of fundraising for charity, doing things I’ve always wanted to do like climb Ben Nevis, do a sky dive, do a calendar and a big trek like the Great Wall of China.”

Her first event is in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care, a cause close to her heart as her brother-in-law Patrick Doyle was cared for by the team before he passed away in February 2011.

She said: “Dorothy House is a lovely place and their help enabled him to get his wish to pass away at home. They also gave my sister lots of support afterwards and the money raised will go to the Tulip Fund set up in his name.

“The event is being held the day after his birthday and we will be celebrating his life.”

During the fundraising evening there will be an auction, disco and two raffles with prizes donated by a range of companies – and 10 ticket holders will also get the chance to wield the clippers under the watchful eye of Sara’s hairdressing colleague Jodie.

Customers at Cocoa Hair Design have been showing their support by sponsoring Sara and her colleagues will also be helping in various roles on the night. The Legion has also donated the venue for free.

Tickets at £8 for the event are available from Cocoa Hair Design at 1 Station Road.

Donations can also be made online at www.justgiving.com/Sara-Randall/.

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