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Over £2,000 has been raised so far for local charity Anna’s Hope thanks to the bravery of two staff members from Buckles Solicitors LLP.
Jayne Prior and Ruby Bodhanya had their heads shaved on Friday 21st March at the law firm’s Grant House offices in front of an audience of supporters which included Carole Hughes, co-founder of Anna’s Hope.
Carole and her husband Rob set up the charity in 2006 after their daughter Anna died from a brain tumour at the age of three, following a 15 month battle.
Her extraordinary story inspired staff at the Peterborough law firm to nominate Anna’s Hope as their office charity for 2014. It was then that Jayne and Ruby decided to put themselves forward for a fundraising task.
“After seeing photos of beautiful Anna with no hair, the head shave seemed like the most appropriate challenge. It’s rewarding to know the money we’ve raised will help make a real difference to the lives of some very special children,” said Jayne.
Ruby added, “I am extremely humbled and amazed by the massive amount of support we have received, not only from friends and family but also our colleagues and clients at Buckles.
“I lost my five year old cousin to a brain stem tumour a few years ago so to have raised so much money already for the charity is incredible – I’m proud and happy to be hairless!”
The team at Buckles are no strangers to hair-based fundraising activities. £400 was raised in 2013 when the male staff underwent a sponsored leg wax for the NSPCC, while 2012 saw them grow beards for the month of ‘Febru-hairy,’ raising £2,000 for Sue Ryder.
The head shave is by far the most successful single fundraising event the company has hosted however, with donations still rolling in to the JustGiving page. To pledge your support, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/bucklessolicitorsheadshave