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The Big Charity Head Shave

Newsdate: 12th August 2010

A Clerical Officer will be losing his hair at the Wigan Warriors game this weekend. However, it is not due to his nerves over the game, it is all in the aid of charity! Scotty Whittle, who works at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, is losing his long locks, whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Care. The rugby mad hospital worker will be sheared before the Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants Super League XV game, in the Marquee of the North Stand at the DW Stadium. Pictured Left to Right – Gill Heddon (Deputy Health Care Administration Manager), Dawn Joyce (Choose and Book Operational Manager), Scott Whittle (Clerical Officer), Margaret Markland (Performance Improvement Manager) and Carol Crook (Choose and Book Office Manager)

Scotty said, “I have had a close friend who has suffered from cancer, and I think many people have been affected by it in some way, shape or form. When the opportunity arose to raise some money for Breast Cancer Care, I offered to shave my curly locks off because all my friends, work colleagues and rugby team mates have been telling me for months that it needs to go. So I thought why not make some money for a great charity in the process.”

The charity Breast Cancer Care is an organisation dedicated to delivering information and support to both men and women, partners, families and friends with breast cancer concerns – for those who fear they may have breast cancer and helping with the practical impact of a diagnosis, supporting people coping with the side effects of treatment and offering advice to women coming to terms with a changed body image.

Scotty has already raised over £1500, which was his target; “I’ve already raised more than Matt King raised, who plays for Warrington Wolves, when he shaved his head, so I think I have done really well, as he has probably the most famous hair in rugby league!”

The head shaving will begin at 5.45pm, in the Marquee which is located in the North Stand of the DW Stadium on Sunday, 15th August. All are welcome, and any donations to Breast Cancer Care can be made on the day.

Pictured Left to Right – Gill Heddon (Deputy Health Care Administration Manager), Dawn Joyce (Choose and Book Operational Manager), Scott Whittle (Clerical Officer), Margaret Markland (Performance Improvement Manager) and Carol Crook (Choose and Book Office Manager).

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