Grandma shaves head for Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 January 2015

Suella and family

Suella and family


WHAT would you give up for your favourite charity? Some of you are ditching alcohol for Dry January, and some of you offer your time to volunteer - but would you give up your hair?


One of Weston Hospicecare’s dedicated volunteers gave up more than just her spare time this week when she decided to go bald for the charity.

Suella Stisted, of Yatton, helps out in the village’s hospice shop but last year she decided she wanted to do more to raise money.

Unlike most women who would do anything to keep hold of their curls, Suella thought shaving off her hair would be a great way to raise cash.

Suella said: “I wanted to raise funds for a charity close to my heart and thought what better way to go about it than have my head shaved in the middle of winter.”

She was joined by her son Tim and granddaughter Beth, who cheered her on throughout the shave, which took place at Broad Street Hair in Congresbury on January 9.

Salon owner Tracy Taylor, said: “Even though she was joking while having her hair taken off, it felt very emotional. Sue is definitely the bravest customer I’ve ever had sat in my chair.”

Suella has been fundraising since September for the event and has more than doubled her £300 target and has so far collected more than £700.

If you want to help boost Suella’s total, visit

Do you have what it takes to join Suella and become a Weston Hospicecare fundraiser? The charity is looking for more kind-hearted people to chop off their hair, jump out of planes and run marathons to help keep generating vital funds.

The charity relies on brave and generous members of the public to help it keep caring for people with life-limiting illnesses in the community.

If this hair-raising event does not appeal to you and you would like to holding a different event in aid of Weston Hospicecare, from a cake sale to a barn dance, contact the team on 01934 423960 for a fundraising tool kit.

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