A WOMAN has braved the shave to raise funds for the Penarth based care home which she works at.

Mandy Jenkins has worked at MHA Morel Court, on Raisdale Road in Penarth, for 18 months where she has met “wonderful residents” who make her “smile and laugh ever day".

She works as an administration manager at the residential home and decided to take on the shave – with number four clippers – to raise money for the home’s amenities fund (which funds additional activities and benefits for residents in the home).

Ms Jenkins braving the shave has already raised more than £1,000 through a JustGiving page and in person donations.

The shave took place at the home and Ms Jenkins was aided by her mum Diana and sister Gaynor along with residents and staff at the facility.

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Following the shave, which took place on November 2, Ms Jenkins said: “I felt very emotional during the process but was very glad to see my family coming to support me.

“Shaving my hair is something I have never done before, but I feel the cause was worthy of it and I am very happy with the response so far.

“Some residents even joined in with the haircut and it was a very pleasant and fun experience in the end.

“The funds raised will go towards supporting the residents in whatever they want to do.

“There are plans to arrange some trips for residents as well as purchasing Christmas gifts.

“I do hope we raise as much money as possible so the wonderful residents can enjoy some great activities.”

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Along with parting with her locks to raise money for MHA Morel Court, Ms Jenkins will donate the locks to The Little Princess Trust, which provides free wigs for children and young people who have lost their hair because of cancer and other illnesses.

At least £1,006 has been raised by Ms Jenkins’ head shave and people can still donate online at http://bit.ly/3fK5EHG

To find out more about MHA Morel Court visit www.mha.org.uk/care-homes/residential-care/morel-court/