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Eve’s hair-raising act of kindness for Dementia UK

03 December 2019  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Eve Walker, in Year 13, is doing a charity head shave to raise money for Dementia UK. Eve was motivated to do this hair-raising challenge after completing her work experience at Nightingale Hall in July. Eve got so much out of her work experience that she has continued to volunteer at the care home since the summer and visits every week to help where she can. During the summer she helped run a choir which gave the residents a huge amount of pleasure. Eve spends a lot of time with the residents and experiences first-hand the impact of dementia, how it affects not only those who suffer with the condition but also their families. Eve Walker, in Year 13, is doing a charity head shave to raise money for Dementia UK. Eve was motivated to do this hair-raising challenge after completing her work experience at Nightingale Hall in July. Eve got so much out of her work experience that she has continued to volunteer at the care home since the summer and visits every week to help where she can. During the summer she helped run a choir which gave the residents a huge amount of pleasure. Eve spends a lot of time with the residents and experiences first-hand the impact of dementia, how it affects not only those who suffer with the condition but also their families. Eve will be shaving her head on 22nd December and is hoping to raise £500 for Dementia UK. If you would like to support Eve then please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Eve-Walker1 to sponsor her. Eve and Saul Tuite, headboy, have spoken to all the Year 12 and Year 13 students in charity-themed assemblies to highlight the importance of supporting charities and the many different ways this can be achieved. They emphasised that often it is the small acts of kindness that can sometimes make the biggest difference. Eve said: “I am studying Health and Social Care and have been really interested in finding out about the symptoms of Dementia. I really enjoyed my week at Nightingale Hall and loved getting to know some of the residents there and spending time with them singing, playing dominoes and supporting them in their day-to-day activities. It also made me appreciate how it is not just the person with dementia who suffers but how their families need support too. I hope that what is quite a small gesture of shaving my head can go some way to helping those who are affected by dementia.”

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