Southampton Family Support Worker shaves head to celebrate Rainbow Trust’s 30th Anniversary

Pam Smith, a Family Support Worker in our Southampton Team, is helping to mark Rainbow Trust’s 30th Anniversary by shaving her head at Haskins Garden Centre, West End, at 6pm on Thursday 21 July.

Pam, who works with Rainbow Trust’s Southampton Care Team, is hoping to raise £500 for the charity, which supports families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Pam is encouraging friends, families and locals to cheer her on at Haskins as part of a wider fundraising event for Rainbow Trust being held at the garden centre. The event running from 3pm until 7pm will include children’s activities including a bug hunt, face painting, biscuit decorating and lots more.

Pam said:

“Since I first started working with Rainbow Trust 14 years ago, I have considered doing a head shave but have never summoned up the courage to do one. The many families I have supported are the real inspiration and even though people have said I’m brave, the children coping with life threatening or terminal illnesses, along with their families, are the brave and courageous ones. Shaving my hair will only take a minuscule amount of time and bravery compared to these wonderful, inspirational families I have supported and will continue to support. Please help me raise a few pounds for Rainbow Trust to keep this amazing charity supporting these families.”

Pam, with the help of her supporters, is hoping to raise £500 for Rainbow Trust which is enough to pay for the transportation costs of a Family Support Worker for one month.

Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, said:

“Pam is taking on a brave and fantastic challenge on behalf of all the children and families she has supported as a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker. We are so thankful to her and Haskins for putting on such a great event. The amount raised from the event will go towards supporting these families with a seriously ill child when they need it most”.