Former Rugby Mayor takes part in charity shave - The Rugby Observer

Former Rugby Mayor takes part in charity shave

Rugby Editorial 30th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

FORMER Mayor of Rugby braved the shave to raise money for Myton Hospice.

80-year-old Bill Sewell from Hillmorton took part in a charity shave in memory of his wife, Janet, who died aged 76.

Bill had spent six weeks growing a full beard to raise money for the care charity, with support from sponsors raising over £1,100.

He said: “The growing and shaving of the beard was just a token of my appreciation for taking such good care of my lovely wife during the three weeks she spent in the Warwick Myton Hospice shortly before she passed away.

“I am extremely pleased to say that the response from every person who sponsored me was fantastic and resulted in an amount in excess of £1,100 being raised. Thanks to each and every one for their support.”

Myton Hospice help to provide care for the terminally ill, with much of the work being done by volunteers. The charity requires in excess of £8 million in donations to operate each year.

Bill added: “I would encourage others to consider what they can do as an individual to help Myton to achieve their target. I am sure that most of us have a relative or know a friend who has received the care that Myton give.”

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