Hair today, gone tomorrow!
A local man is cutting off his lovely long locks to raise money for the Charity that kept his family together whilst his late grandson was in hospital.
Evan Douce from Suffolk is getting the chop at The Rumburgh Buck in Halesworth on Saturday 19 December in loving memory of little Dylan who sadly passed away at just six weeks old.
His sponsored haircut, which will take place from 7pm, has already raised more than £2,500 for Ronald McDonald House Camberwell - one of 14 Houses which provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children being treated at specialist hospitals across the UK.
Evan’s daughter, Jennifer Douce, and her partner, Cameron Bonner, were fortunate enough to stay at the Camberwell House whilst Dylan was being cared for at King’s College Hospital in London. As a result, Evan now wants to give something back to the independent charity that helped them.
He says: “I decided to part with my golden mane to say thank you to Ronald McDonald House Camberwell. The hospitality and care the House displayed to my family during their stay was truly amazing. On top of that, we all live in Halesworth so it would have been impossible for my daughter to afford accommodation in London without their generosity.
“I feel as though there is no way to pay the House back for keeping my family together other than financially, so all money raised through sponsorship and the raffle on the night will be donated to the House which enables parents to stay close to their children when they need it most. “
Evan has a JustGiving page for donations at www.justgiving.com/evan-douce
To find out more about Ronald McDonald House Camberwell, please visit: www.rmhc.org.uk/camberwell
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Notes to editors
Ronald McDonald House Camberwell is run by Ronald McDonald House Charities - an independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK and in 2014 they helped support over 6,000 families with children in hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.
The Charity was founded in 1989 and has been keeping families together for more than 25 years.