Staff and students from Scarborough TEC are busy preparing for Crazy Hair Day, the annual fundraising event for Saint Catherine’s Hospice, as one of the first organisations to hold their event locally this year.
Crazy Hair Day is one of Saint Catherine’s initiatives to get everyone involved in raising vital funds for patient care.
Sian Cromack, hospice fundraiser, said: “Crazy Hair Day takes place every October and is a fun way to support Saint Catherine’s. We invite everyone to show off their funkiest hairdos while raising money to support our 16 services – which are provided to patients and families free of charge.
“Scarborough TEC will be one of the first organisations to hold their event, bringing it forward to Tuesday 24th September to coincide with Health and Wellbeing Induction Week. It’s great for the students to be involved as it shows them how important the hospice is to the local community. It costs around £5.5million to run the hospice and all its services every year and 70% of this comes from fundraising and donations.”
Stewart Harland, Head of Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up at Scarborough TEC, added: “We’ve decided to hold our Crazy Hair Day at the end of September as part of our Health & Wellbeing induction week.
“It’s important that we highlight to our students the importance of charities like Saint Catherine’s Hospice and this is a fun way for everyone to get involved that will also allow us to highlight important health and social issues.”