Head shave raises £1,490 for centre

charity head shave
charity head shave

A WOMAN shaved her head to raise money for the charity her mother supported for almost 30 years.

Emily Stakim, 35, was devastated when Hazel Hollywood, 63, died suddenly on January 5.

She decided that she wanted to raise money for the Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre in Goring, where Hazel worked as a nursery nurse, by shaving her head.

Entertainer Dave Benson Philips kept children amused and there were a number of activities throughout the afternoon.

The event raised more than £900 on the day and so far the sponsorship donations are at £590.

Mrs Stakim, of Kithurst Close, Goring, said: “It was a great day, the centre was extremely busy and the response to my hair being shaved was amazing.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped and came along and showed their support for such a worthy cause.

“I wanted to raise the profile of the centre and the charity because unlike national charities it has no money for advertising.”

n The Herald is currently backing a campaign to save the centre, which is under threat of closure due to financial problems. Turn to page 20 for the latest on the campaign.