A COVENTRY business advisor is raising money for a local hospice by loosing her locks.
Jo Prosser, who supports start-up businesses in her day job with the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, is taking part in the charity head-shave in aid of The Myton Hospices.
Jo has already smashed her target of £200 ahead of the shave at the Rose and Woodbine pub in Coventry tomorrow (August 5), which she is doing in memory of her best friends father, William Jones, who passed away recently.
She is hoping that the clean-cut style will help her in her next challenge – an abseil down Coventry Cathedral on September 17, in aid of the same cause.
She said: “William was my best friend Adam’s dad and was such a lovely guy. When he passed away, the family opted to have donations for Myton Hospice rather than flowers at the funeral.
“I wanted to do something and a sponsored head-shave was mentioned when I’d had a few drinks and I decided I would do it.
“Then I saw the abseil down Coventry Cathedral was happening in September and thought why not give it a go.
“I’m definitely more scared of the head-shave and a few people have said I don’t have to go through with it, but I’ve raised quite a bit of money now so I’ve got to do it.
“Myton is such a great cause and William was a great guy, I’m happy that I can do something that’s a little bit of fun and raise some much-needed money.”
Keely Hancox, operations manager at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Everyone here is right behind her and wishes her the best of luck over the next few weeks having already raised over £700 which is a phenomenal amount of money.”
Cat Stuart-Yapp, events manager at The Myton Hospices, said: “We are absolutely blown away by the amazing efforts Jo is making to support Myton in memory of William.
“We hope people will continue to dig deep and donate.”
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-prosser2 to donate.