St George’s calls on shoppers to brave the shave for children’s charities

Back row L-R Luisa Dawson, Supercuts, Chris Donnelly, Anthony Hornby, Andrew Foster Front row Jim Brotherston, Alison Goodreid, Andrew Stringer and Reena Parekh of Mask
Back row L-R Luisa Dawson, Supercuts, Chris Donnelly, Anthony Hornby, Andrew Foster Front row Jim Brotherston, Alison Goodreid, Andrew Stringer and Reena Parekh of Mask
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Plucky retailers at St George’s Shopping Centre in Preston will get together this month to have their heads shaved – and shopping centre bosses are calling on their public to show their support.

Daredevil staff from the centre’s stores will ‘brave the shave’ in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Derian House Children’s Hospice in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the two causes.

Back row L-R Chris Donnelly, Anthony Hornby, Andrew Foster Front row Jim Brotherston, Alison Goodreid and Andrew Stringer

Back row L-R Chris Donnelly, Anthony Hornby, Andrew Foster Front row Jim Brotherston, Alison Goodreid and Andrew Stringer

The charity stunt is part of the One Great Day campaign which runs nationwide in June.

On Thursday 23 June eight members of the shopping centre team will join with retail staff from the centre to have their heads shaved – among those taking part is security officer Alison Goodreid, 49, from Blackpool, who has shoulder length hair.

And, shopping centre bosses are now calling on customers to take part in its One Great Shave as well.

Kind students from Preston’s College barbering course will do the honours alongside staff from Supercuts and Mask Brow Bar, which are both based in the centre.

General manager at St George’s Shopping Centre, Andrew Stringer, said: “Over the past few weeks we have asked every retailer in St George’s to nominate at least one member of staff to take part and we have been blown away by the response.

“We want to raise as much money as possible for these two charities to allow them to continue and expand on the fantastic services they offer to families when they need them the most.

“We thought our One Great Shave would be the perfect opportunity to help raise these much needed funds and we are counting on people across the city to support us.

“I’ll be joining in on the day too and would encourage people across the city to come and join me doing something unusual yet worthwhile for these charities.”

For those who aren’t daring enough to brave the shave there will also be a sponsored leg and back wax taking place on the day too – all in exchange for a donation.

The charity fun will kick off at 11am with entertainment throughout the day while participants have their heads shaved.

To find out more about St George’s One Great Shave or to register your interest email lauraw@freshfield.com to donate visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/onegreatshave

There is a suggested minimum sponsorship of £150 for those taking part in the head shave.