Longridge care home pair ‘Brave The Shave’

Friends and Colleagues at Belmont Care Home in Longridge  Lynne Cottam and Natalie Tidy have had their head shaved as part of Macmillan Cancer Csre Brave The Shave at Longridge Royal British Legion.'Pictured are Lynne Cottam (left) and Natalie Tidy before their Head Shave with hairstylists Catherine Reid and Kenyon Yates.'4th August 2015
Friends and Colleagues at Belmont Care Home in Longridge Lynne Cottam and Natalie Tidy have had their head shaved as part of Macmillan Cancer Csre Brave The Shave at Longridge Royal British Legion.'Pictured are Lynne Cottam (left) and Natalie Tidy before their Head Shave with hairstylists Catherine Reid and Kenyon Yates.'4th August 2015

Hair today....wigs tomorrow!

And with wigs in red and green, Belmont Care Home staff Lynne Cottam and Natalie Tidy totally mystified residents the morning after having their heads shaved!

Friends and Colleagues at Belmont Care Home in Longridge  Lynne Cottam and Natalie Tidy have had their head shaved as part of Macmillan Cancer Csre Brave The Shave at Longridge Royal British Legion.'Pictured are Lynne Cottam (left) and Natalie Tidy after their Head Shave with hairstylists Catherine Reid and Kenyon Yates.'4th August 2015

Friends and Colleagues at Belmont Care Home in Longridge Lynne Cottam and Natalie Tidy have had their head shaved as part of Macmillan Cancer Csre Brave The Shave at Longridge Royal British Legion.'Pictured are Lynne Cottam (left) and Natalie Tidy after their Head Shave with hairstylists Catherine Reid and Kenyon Yates.'4th August 2015

“They didn’t recognise us until we had the ‘big reveal’ and took off the wigs,” laughed activities co-ordinator Lynne.

She and Natalie, the Longridge home’s administrator, were taking part in ‘Brave the Shave,’ the national fundraiser through August for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity is asking people to take part “to raise vital funds for Macmillan so that we can give people with cancer the specialised support they need, when they need it most.”

And at the time of going to press, Lynne and Natalie had received almost £1,000 between them, with more funds still to come in.

They didn’t recognise us until we had the ‘big reveal’ and took off the wigs

Lynne Cottam

Lynne said: “We have had brilliant support since deciding to take part.

“It all just escalated from then and we thank staff, friends, our residents and families for helping us reach such a successful total, with thanks also to Marlene Seed for organising the raffle.”

Wielding the scissors were their friends Catherine Reid – a former hairdresser in Longridge for 30 years – and retired barber Ken Yates. Both left the pair clutching their locks and showing off their bald heads.

The locks, however, were not thrown away.

They were collected by spinning wheel enthusiast Natalie with the aim of putting them together with alpaca hair and eventually spinning them into wool.

Belmont Care Home’s community activities are well known in Longridge, both at the home off Inglewhite Road and when they run the coffee and lunch days at the civic hall.

Their next one is on the market day of Thursday August 27, and this will be in support of the residents activities at the home.