A Rickmansworth resident is set to do a day’s work in his local salon to raise money for charity that is close to his heart.
54-year-old government worker, David Holdstock is spending the day working at HOB Salons as a junior to help raise money for a charity he is running for in the London Marathon.
David is running his first marathon for the Margaret Centre Hospice at Whipps Cross Hospital, who looked after his late father.
The Margaret Centre provides specialist palliative care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, neurological conditions and end stage heart or lung conditions.
David, who lost his dad, Alfred, in 2017, said: “I am running the London Marathon in my dad’s memory to raise money for the amazing nurses, doctors and support staff who provided such wonderful care to my dad.
“Everyone at the Margaret Centre went the extra mile for my dad and I’m hoping I go the extra 26 miles for them.”
On April 6, David is planning on spending the day at the Rickmansworth salon looking after clients, making the tea and sweeping up.
Manager of HOB Salons in Rickmansworth, Natasha Knight, said: “HOB Salons is delighted to be supporting David, one of our regular clients, to help raise funds for this amazing cause.
“We’ll certainly work him hard during his time with us.”
David said: “I’ve been training since the end of last year, I’ve been taking part in park runs and I run around Rickmansworth Aquadrome every Saturday.
“This is my first marathon, so it holds a special significance for me and my family in so many ways.”
To support David, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidHoldstock