‘Santa’ shaves to boost hospice funds

(Left to Right) St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fundraiser George

Chilvers, Trish Boydell, Hospice Chaplain Sharon Connell, Jan Bryant, Beryl Fox and

Brenna Greer. ANL-161008-134453001
(Left to Right) St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fundraiser George Chilvers, Trish Boydell, Hospice Chaplain Sharon Connell, Jan Bryant, Beryl Fox and Brenna Greer. ANL-161008-134453001
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More than £1,000 was raised for a St Nicholas Hospice Care after a Long Melford man had his head and beard shaved in memory of his friend.

Paul Lane, who is known as Santa by his friends, prepared to face the clippers as a thank you to the hospice for caring for his friend, Peter Bryant.

Community fundraiser George Chilvers said: “The money Peter’s family and friends raised in his memory will make a huge difference to the Hospice and those we care for.”

So far the group has raised £1,108.87 after they asked for donations to be made to the charity instead of flowers at Peter’s funeral.

You can support Paul’s efforts at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Paul-Lane3

Pictured, from left, community fundraiser George Chilvers, Trish Boydell, hospice chaplain Sharon Connell, Jan Bryant, Beryl Fox and Brenna Greer.