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Workers brave the shave to raise money for St Giles Hospice

A Whittington-based charity has been boosted after a team of work colleagues raised £4,000 by shaving their heads.

The Amazon workers showing off their newly-shaved heads

The Amazon workers showing off their newly-shaved heads

The five workers from Amazon’s Rugeley fulfilment centre braved the shave in aid of St Giles Hospice.

General manager Scott Wharton, who was one of those to wave goodbye to his locks, said he was pleased to be able to support a worthwhile local cause.

“Everyone at Amazon in Rugeley has been fantastically supportive of our efforts to raise some money for St Giles Hospice,” he said. “The hospice does important work in the area, improving the lives of people who are living with potentially terminal illnesses and supporting their families and carers.

“It’s an honour for us to show our support for them and I’m delighted that the team here has really got behind the fundraising.”

Phillippa Graty, from St Giles Hospice, said support from volunteers was crucial to the organisation’s work. added:

“Our charity relies on donations from the public and from organisations like Amazon, so it’s vitally important for us to have this support from Scott and his team,” she said. “Events like this are not only great fundraisers but also help us raise awareness of the work we do it in the community.”

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