Close shave for SARH charity fundraisers
FUNDRAISERS from across Stafford have been growing a tache for cash throughout November to raise money for a men’s health charity.
Paul Buckley, Independent Living Co-ordinator for Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and SARH customers Terry Winstanley, from Lichfield Court, in Stafford, John Wakefield, from Hall Close, in Silkmore, and Ernie Till, from Gough and Crispin Court, in Tillington, were sponsored to grow moustaches during ‘Movember’ raising over £150.
“As well as raising money we got involved to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as testicular or prostate cancer because it is still a subject that a lot of men don’t feel comfortable talking about,” said Paul Buckley, SARH independent living co-ordinator at Oxleathers Court, who helped to organise the fundraisers.
“The charity is particularly close to my heart as my brother-in-law suffered from testicular cancer some years ago but most people know someone who has been affected by an illness like cancer in some way.”
Local mobile hairdresser Carolyn Courtney, who regularly comes to cut customers hair at Hall Close, was on hand to shave off the moustaches on Friday, November 29.