Date published: 16 August 2017 by Anna Jackson
Reigate trainee estate agent, Leonore Oxley, had her head shaved by a local barber, on 27 July at Woldingham golf course during a Cubitt and West staff BBQ and award ceremony, to raise money for Rainbow Trust.
Cubitt and West have been supporting us since 2006 and it was through the corporate partnership that Leonore found out about the charity.
Leonore said: “I was thinking of shaving my head a couple of months ago, but thought I’d probably back out! When I first considered shaving off my hair, I hadn’t heard of Rainbow Trust but since learning about the charity at work, I decided I really wanted to raise money for them as it is incredible what they do”.
Through shaving her head Leonore has raised £867 for Rainbow Trust including gift aid, from generous donations from friends, family and her Cubitt and West colleagues and the total is continuing to rise.
Leonore added: “Shaving my head was such an achievement for me and knowing the money raised will go to such a great cause, makes it all worthwhile. In the back of my mind, my hair wasn’t that important, what was important is knowing it will help Rainbow Trust.”
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust says: “It’s down to the generosity of our supporters that we are able to continue raising vital funds to support families with life threatened or terminally ill children. We’d like to sincerely thank Leonore for helping raise awareness and funds for Rainbow Trust.”
To sponsor Leonore visit her JustGiving page.