East Lancashire Hospice

A Hair-Raising Success


Kind-hearted Linda Dobson celebrated her 70th birthday in style as she shaved off her lovely locks to raise thousands of pounds for East Lancashire Hospice with five of her friends at her local, The Railway Pub in Huncoat.

Linda shaved off her hair after seeing a number of close friends battle with cancer and lose their hair after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She was joined by landlord Phil Taylor, Pauline Dawber, Christine Leeming, Neil Broadhurst and Nick Worden.

Nick Worden went the extra mile and took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge before the big shave with his son, Aaron, to help towards the total raised for the hospice.

Everyone rallied together to help make the event a success as there was a barbeque, tombola and raffle on the day of the charity head shave.

In total, an incredible £7,016.89 was raised from the event. Last year, the pub raised £3,360.50 from a charity canal walk which brings the total raised in the past two years to over £10,000.


Linda said: “I’m absolutely over the moon with the amount that has been raised for the hospice. I’m so grateful to everyone that mucked in and helped to raise such a fantastic amount. There was a real community spirit with everyone pulling together on the day.”


Lucinda Bury, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant at East Lancashire Hospice, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Linda and to everyone that took part, donated and helped on the day. It was a fantastic event with a great turn out and we are flabbergasted at the amount that has been raised. What a wonderful bunch of people!”


If you’d like to make a donation to the hospice, then please visit https://­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk/­donate or contact the fundraising team on 01254 287011.


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