Community champion to cut off hair for charity

On wed 14th july, Tesco Community Champion Carrie-ann Bailey will be holding a charity hair cut to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) during the charity’s 30th year.

To help launch Tesco’s new temporary fundraising partnership with Childrens Hospice South West, Tesco Callington’s community champion Carrie-ann Bailey is braving chopping off her hair in the stores foyer with the help of local hairdresser Ashleigh Natasha Green.

Carrie-ann from Tesco Callington said: “We hope that everyone in Callington and surrounding areas will join us to help raise as many funds as possible for CHSW before the end of the year when our partnership comes to a close. Stores across the region are taking part with a variety of fudraisers and we hope to make a huge difference to the hospice and the families that use them.

“We wanted to raise funds for CHSW because of their work supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families and we hope the event will be a great success.”

CHSW was founded by Eddie Farwell and his late wife Jill in 1991 and the charity is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2021. The charity’s three hospices in Devon, Cornwall and North Somerset support more than 500 families across the South West and care has been adapted during the pandemic to ensure Covid-safe support wherever and whenever families need it, including in the hospice, and for the first time, in families’ own homes.

It costs around £11million to run the charity’s three hospices and around 85 per cent is raised through voluntary donations. With charity shops having to close during lockdown, and many of the charity’s usual fundraising events cancelled, people are being asked to do whatever they can to support CHSW in its 30th year and beyond.

CHSW community fundraiser Zoe Partridge said: “The pandemic has had a big impact on fundraising, so support like this from incredible members of the community like Tesco and their shoppers will help our care teams continue to support hundreds of local families in our 30th anniversary year and for many more years to come.”