Pub’s big buzz sees mass of hair lost
PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 July 2015
TWO employees at a Weston pub took the plunge to chop off their long locks at a charity head-shave.
The Cabot Court Hotel held The Big Buzz charity event in aid of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
The pub is part of the Wetherspoon chain and CLIC Sargent is the group’s chosen charity for the year.
The Cabot’s shift leader for front of house, Bex White, and team leader in the kitchen, Steve Amos, both decided to do their bit for the cause by having their heads shaved.
Bex, who had hair most of the way down her back, said she is now giving herself regular frights, but has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support.
Bex said: “It went really well, it was a really good day.
“It’s really weird to have no hair – I’m scaring myself with my own shadow.”
The duo hoped to raise £1,000 in total but managed to double their initial target and raised £2,018 through sponsorship for the head shave and a raffle on the day.
Bex said: “I had a little bit of a weepy moment when I found out the total.
“It was just so overwhelming, the amount of support we got and all of the donations for the raffle were great.”
The head shave took place on June 27 and Bex said the nice weather meant the pair had a packed audience for the main event.
She said: “The beer garden was absolutely heaving.
“It was absolutely packed. We couldn’t have asked for a better day weather wise.
“We had so much support from local businesses. We had 90 prizes on the raffle all together.
“I just wrote to every business I could think of and asked for donations.”
To donate to the pair visit www.justgiving.com/rebecca-churchill4