A Hunmanby supporter of Saint Catherine’s has raised nearly six times her target of £1,000 after braving a sponsored head shave.
Jo-Ann McMillan, of The Hunmanby Pantry, took on the challenge at the end of May, with the head shave broadcast on Facebook Live. It has now been viewed over 4,000 times and can be found here:
Before the event Jo-Ann said: “It’s not because I’ve gone crazy during the current pandemic, although there have been moments. It’s because I want to do something big and bold (or should I say bald) that will raise vital funds for Saint Catherine’s Hospice — the wonderful people who cared for my lovely dad in his final days.”
She added: “In short, they help people make most of every precious day with comfort and dignity.”
Jo-Ann was overwhelmed with the support from family, friends, customers and the entire community. She said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and helped me to raise this amazing amount for such a wonderful cause.”
“It’s so much more than I had hoped to raise and feel very lucky to have been able to support the hospice through such a difficult time, especially after everything they’ve done for my family.”
Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager at Saint Catherine’s, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to Jo-Ann for her amazing achievement. The funds she has raised will go straight towards patient care and ensure that more people can receive the comfort and care that given to her dad and the wider family.”