It’s a close shave as Veyseyans RFC raises over £7,000


A team of fundraisers from Veseyans Rugby Club, who are based in Streetly, have brought in an incredible £7,931 to support staff and patients at Good Hope Hospital. The fundraisers, made up of players from the Mini and Junior teams, coaches and parents, all shaved their heads and got sponsored to shave to save!

The Head of the Minis and Juniors, Marc ‘Chopper’ Harries led by example and had his legs and chest waxes to raise vital funds to support patients and staff at this really challenging time.

Marc said: “We at Veseyans Rugby Club decided as the Mini and Junior section to raise funds for Good Hope Hospital, to allow the Charity to purchase tablets, radios and activity packs for patients so that they can communicate with their families and keep entertained, relieving some pressure on the NHS staff who are doing an incredible job.

“So we decided to do a Head Shave for volunteers and called it SHAVE TO SAVE. We got about 25 volunteers and so we all did it on a Zoom meeting and filmed it on Facebook Live so the rest of the club could watch it.

“Everybody had loads of fun doing it and it brought our club together on a Sunday morning like we would normally be, but obviously are unable to do at the moment.

“I would like to say, on behalf of all at Veseyans, to all the NHS Staff, we really appreciate what you are all doing for us all of the time, but particularly at the moment.”

Laura Power, Fundraising Manager at Good Hope Hospital Charity, said: "Huge thanks go to everyone from Veseyans RFC who got involved in this fantastic fundraising challenge! The money that you have raised will help us to make a massive difference to our patients, and the NHS Superheroes that are treating them, across Good Hope Hospital."

You can still donate to the Veseyans’ fundraising efforts here.

Please note that the above picture was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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