December 7 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A group of paramedics are facing a chilly winter after deciding to shave their heads for charity.
A total of 15 paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, decided to get rid of their hair to support two of their colleagues who are currently battling cancer.
Among them were Jo Burgess, Emma Cornford, and Lisa Gardener.
They had it shaved off at The Fat Cat pub in Ipswich on Sunday, October 20.
Other colleagues opted to have their legs, chests or backs waxed, and one even got rid of his eyebrows.
The money raised from this endeavour will be donated to Cancer Research and the Woolverstone Wish, which is fundraising to refurbish the chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day-unit in the Woolverstone Wing of Ipswich Hospital, to make it more comfortable for chemotherapy patients.
Both of the colleagues who suffer from cancer have lost their hair.
“We just wanted to let them know that they were being supported and to support the services who had helped them both directly and indirectly,” said Emma. “We felt, why should they be on their own? Why should they feel isolated?”
More than £4,000 has been raised and donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/amboshave