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RAISING MONEY: Village resident to cut her hair for charity

 Published on: 5th June 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Resident Claire Hopes will cut her hair off on August 6 to raise money and give back to Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers, the charity she works for.

Claire started as a volunteer at the charity in Watford and she is now assistant manager at the shop and admin assistant in the office.

Speaking to GarstonNews, she mentioned: “I normally have short hair but I’ve been growing it for a long time now. I thought it’s grown so long so I can donate it to the Princess Trust and at the same time raise money for Home-Start.

“We support families and children under the age of five, families may need emotional support or they may struggle to go out and about. We have volunteers that go and visit these families at home.”

The charity raises money through the shop, corporate donations and fundraising. 

Unfortunately Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers saw many fundraising events getting cancelled due to the pandemic and Claire wanted to do something to help.

She added: “Before coronavirus we were gonna have a charity ball but obviously it has been put on a hold now, so this is a way to help raise money. 

“I have a good feeling inside myself everytime I come back home from work and that’s what drives me, that we make a difference to people’s lives. It’s not about the money for me, I used to go above and beyond for this job even when I was a volunteer.”

Although due to coronavirus volunteers are momentarily not able to visit families, the charity has still been running by offering a remote service.

To help Claire raise money visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ClaireHopes.

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