Telford and Wrekin Mayor Cllr Raj Mehta raised a wonderful £10,000 for a local hospice when he had his head shaved.
Cllr Mehta, who is also Practice Manager at Aylesbury Surgery in Kingstanding, lost his locks for the Erdington based John Taylor Hospice which provides much-needed care for people with terminal illnesses and their families.
Having undergone the head shave at a fundraising ball in November, the councillor will visit John Taylor Hospice on Monday June 11 to present the £10,000 cheque.
Cllr Mehta said:
“As we all go along our daily busy lives, too often we overlook the people who are coming to the end of their lives. I felt this was my chance to give something back to the community and nation that has given me so much.
“Having my head shaved was a very touching moment and one that I will always remember so thank you everyone for your support.”
John Taylor Hospice CEO Penny Venables said:
“This is a marvellous achievement and we are very grateful to Raj for his support.
“The hospice cares for around 1,500 patients each year and support from fundraisers like Raj is vital if we are to continue to be there for local families.”
John Taylor Hospice aims to ease the personal and social cost of illness and untimely death, just a little, every day, through practical help, alleviating pain and rekindling possibility. They work across Birmingham, Solihull and in the West Midlands. Their services are free at the point of delivery.