Sponsored head shave for the HDA

Staff and residents at Otterburn raised over £1,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Association by taking part in a sponsored head shave.

Jodie Haynes, a nurse at Otterburn, asked everyone at the home to sponsor her eight-year-old son who wanted to shave his hair off to raise money for Huntington’s Disease.

They recruited the help of Alice Dingley, a carer in the home, was very instrumental in raising the money.  The entire home supported them and asked friends and family to sponsor the event.

In November 2015 Alice suggested that the home held a party to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease in which we had stalls for a tombola, hand made cakes, a raffle, buffet dinner, a live DJ and an information stall on Huntington’s Disease. Service users, along with family, friends and staff all attended the party.

The home has raised £1,000 for the HDA charity over the past year.

The handover was a very informal affair with two relatives, carers, the home manager Rebecca Marshall, Operations Support Manager Steven King and a service user in attendance to meet Poppy Hill from the HDA.

Well done Otterburn