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  • Stewarts Garden Centre Brave The Shave Team Raises £5k

    24 staff at Stewarts Garden Centres gained sponsorship of £5,500 for their Brave The Shave appeal.
    The team raise this money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
    Visitors to the Christchurch Centre watched as team members had their hair shaved.
    Many of the men also had their beards removed as part of fun by local hairdresser Tracey Carter.
    She also performed a wax hair removal on the legs of Peter Scott one of the catering team.

    Stewarts incredible fundraising efforts

    Plant Buyer Katherine Hunt has also donated her long locks of hair to the Little Princes Trust. These will be turned into a wig for someone who has lost their own hair during cancer treatment.
    Directors Martin Stewart and Terry Head also braved the shave organised by centre manager Paul Hilliam.
    He announced he was all clear after two major surgeries. He has since embarked on an extensive course of radio and chemotherapy on his head and neck cancer.
    Paul said: “I’m delighted that with this magnificent team effort. We exceeded our original target of £2000.
    “We owe this to our friends, family and the great support of our customers who also joined in the fun. They entered fundraising raffles and competitions on the day.”
    Managing Director Martin Stewart was proud and inspired by the team and their support for this initiative. It fundraising actions are vital to this charity.
    It was a fun day for the team. They are now working hard to prepare the centres for a range of Halloween and Christmas events. These will also support local charities.

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