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Carer donates hair to Little Princess Fund

Howdon Care Centre in WallsendJade Barnes a Care Assistant at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend made the selfless decision to cut her hair to help make wigs for children battling cancer.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager at Howdon Care Centre, said: “We’re all extremely proud of Jade. Her hair was down to the middle of her back. This selfless act took place at our Summer Fair, which saw Jade receiving support not only from the team at Howdon but relatives, residents and visitors.”

Jade donated her hair to The Little Princess Fund to help make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness or treatment.

However, Jade’s selfless act didn’t stop there. Jade went on to have the rest of her head shaved to help raise funds for a sensory room at the home.

Ruth Todd added: “The sensory room will help our residents who suffer from dementia. They’ll be able to enjoy a variety of sensory experiences where their senses will be stimulated in a controlled way. The sensory room will provide them with a special experience they can enjoy on a regular basis.”

Are you looking for care in Wallsend? Howden Care Centre has various care types available including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care, day care and intermediate care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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