Raising a cuppa for charity

Liam Robinson getting waxed by Jodie Baird, with Jordan Baird, Kieran Waterworth, Maggie Whittaker, Anthony Lowther and Aiden Walton.
Liam Robinson getting waxed by Jodie Baird, with Jordan Baird, Kieran Waterworth, Maggie Whittaker, Anthony Lowther and Aiden Walton.

Big-hearted disabled people in Calderdale have been busy fundraising for a cancer charity.

Service users at Community Support Services (CSS) have held a series of events to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joe Neill, who had his head shaved, with Justin Appleyard.

Joe Neill, who had his head shaved, with Justin Appleyard.

Students taking part in the CSS preparation to employment programme organised a coffee morning held at The Addy in Mixenden.

And people who attend day services at CSS’s Aachen Hall also held a coffee morning with the support of staff. The event included hair shaves, waxings, raffles and donations.

David Ferrari and Ryan Smith, who are on the preparation to employment programme, supported by Kelly Grain, represented the whole of CSS when they presented Macmillan staff with a cheque for £670.

Justin Appleyard, person centred planning co-ordinator at CSS, said: “We’re extremely proud of everyone for raising this fantastic amount of money. With a separate donation of £132 already being paid in, it brought our grand total to £802.

David Ferrari, Ryan Smith and Kelly Grain present Macmillan staff with their cheque.

David Ferrari, Ryan Smith and Kelly Grain present Macmillan staff with their cheque.

“The hair from the head shave was also sent to The Little Princess Trust who will use it to make wigs for children who have lost their hair.

“The events were also supported by Pauline Bear - our travel bear who goes on holiday with people and is attempting to become the world record holder for most travelled bear. Last year she covered over 96,000km while raising funds for small causes.

“Thank you to everyone who helped us to support Macmillan.”

Paul Bear helping out.

Paul Bear helping out.