Sussex man shaves head to ‘raise money for the mighty NHS’

A Hellingly man has shaved his head during isolation to raise funds for the NHS.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 2:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 2:54 pm
Tye Townsend before his charity head shave

Tye Townsend from Kiln Close, Hellingly, has shaved his hair off in an effort to raise money for NHS Charities Together (formerly The Association of NHS Charities).

The charity represents and supports more than 140 member organisations within the NHS to improve patient experience and care.

“Me and my girlfriend Amy were discussing the idea of shaving my hair off for a bit of light-hearted fun during what is rather a downbeat and unnerving time,” Tye said.

Tye Townsend after his charity head shave for the NHS

“We also came up with the idea to do a quick fundraiser during the day to raise funds for the NHS which I think we’d all agree is well deserved at this time.”

The Hellingly resident said that the shave started as ‘light-hearted entertainment’ for a good cause but he then decided to live stream it on Instagram.

“It was initially just a bit of fun but we ended up doing pretty well and did the shave on Instagram Live for other people’s entertainment!” he said.

Tye’s fundraising page can be found online here and he says he hopes to raise more money for the ‘Mighty NHS’.

More information about NHS Charities Together can be found at its website here.

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