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Eve’s head shave raises over £800 for Dementia UK

15 January 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

A kind-hearted student has raised over £800 for Dementia UK by having her head shaved. Eve Walker, a Year 13 has been volunteering at Nightingale Home since doing her work experience at the care home in the summer. She enjoys helping with a number of activities at the home, such as playing games as well as helping to run a choir, all of which bring enormous delight to the residents. Eve is aware of how dementia affects those living with the condition as well as their families, and decided to raise some money to support the Dementia UK charity. A kind-hearted student has raised over £800 for Dementia UK by having her head shaved. Eve Walker, a Year 13 has been volunteering at Nightingale Home since doing her work experience at the care home in the summer. She enjoys helping with a number of activities at the home, such as playing games as well as helping to run a choir, all of which bring enormous delight to the residents. Eve is aware of how dementia affects those living with the condition as well as their families, and decided to raise some money to support the Dementia UK charity. Eve’s Mum is a barber so was well-qualified to help out with her head shave which took place in the Bay Horse pub in Catterick with friends and families supporting Eve in her challenge. Donations can still be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Eve-Walker1 Seven inches of Eve’s hair was cut off and has been donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children who lose their hair during cancer treatment.Eve was delighted that her boyfriend, Jack Greenslade, was also ‘brave to shave’ and chose to donate the money he raised to Marie Curie. Les Richardson, Assistant Headteacher, said: “I can only admire Eve, not only for having the courage to shave her head but for her ongoing commitment to help at Nightingale Hall care home. Eve was so passionate, as she spoke to us about her experiences and determination to support those who need help, that she moved many of us to tears. She is a great role model and has been instrumental in encouraging and inspiring her fellow students to consider ways of supporting different charities and people in need. We are very proud of her efforts.” Hilda Hayo, CEO of Dementia UK and Chief Admiral Nurse, concluded: “We know that living with dementia can be a difficult and lonely experience. The support of an Admiral Nurse is a lifeline for families affected by dementia and the invaluable support of Eve Walker will mean we can provide this vital, life-changing support to even more families who need it.” To find out about ways to support Dementia UK visit https://dementiauk.org/get-involved/

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