Two NNUH staff members have raised more than £2,750 for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity by shaving their hair off.
Senior Operating Department Practitioner Kate Didwell and Operating Department Practitioner Hannah Hembry-Pearson made the dramatic April Fool’s Day cut in support of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.
Kate and Hannah work in the plastic reconstructive theatres where their work supports reconstructive procedures for patients following breast cancer.
Hannah said: “During the current wave of Covid-19 redeployment, our team has been dispersed. We want to do this to not only reunite our team but to do something for our patients and what we are passionate about doing.
“We wanted to recognise our patients’ bravery and recovery by fundraising and doing something for the greater good – it is not only inspiring ourselves but also those we work with.
The Boudicca Appeal has already raised more than £450,000 of an £800,000 to create a new, dedicated breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Funds already raised have been used to purchase equipment and the next phase will be to create a new waiting area and reception for patients.
Kate and Hannah have already raised £2,780 and you can still make a donation at their JustGiving page.
For more information about the N&N Hospitals Charity and the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal, go to www.nnhospitalscharity.org.uk