12 October 2016

BizSpace customer braves the shave for charity

The managing director of one of the customers at Hooton has participated in the Brave the Shave fundraising initiative in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

One of our Hooton customers has gone for a dramatic new look to raise money for charity.

Managing Director Mark Sweeney is well known at his company Plus Point People for his smart image and attention to personal grooming. But he has undergone a complete change of image by taking part in Brave the Shave to raise much-needed cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

According to his colleagues, Mark typically spends 45 minutes styling his hair for work and the idea of having a skinhead is his worst nightmare. However, he has faced his fear and shaved it all off at a charity event at our Hooton Business Centre in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Centre Administrator Vicki Buckingham says: “The event was a great success, with all our tenants showing their support in one way or another. The grand total raised on day was £300 and this was raised by selling tea, coffee, cakes and raffles.”

In addition to the money raised during the headshave, Mark has raised £695 in sponsorship through his Brave the Shave fundraising page.

Event supported a great cause

Now getting used to his new look, Mark describes the event as a great success.

He says: “I look just as handsome as I did before the shave. But on a serious note, Macmillan do a wonderful job and this is just a small way to help raise funds for such a great cause. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated.”

Brave the Shave is a fundraising initiative created by Macmillan to show solidarity with people fighting cancer who often suffer hair loss as a result of their treatment. Those who sign up to raise money in this way will receive a special pack, which includes a T-shirt to wear on the day of the shave and a collection box.

This is not the first time our Hooton centre has raised money for a cancer charity this year. In June, the centre raised almost £700 for Bloodwise, a blood cancer charity by holding a garden party and networking event and entering a team of cyclists into the Wirral Bikeathon.  It also raised more than £300 for Macmillan as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Hooton Business Centre is set within attractive landscaped grounds and has offices, meeting rooms and mailboxes available to rent. With free parking on site and a convenient location near Junction 5 of the M53, it is a popular choice with businesses of all sizes.

To find out more, contact Business Centre Manager, Neil Williamson, on 0151 3278894