North Tyneside funeral administrator invites people to shave her head in support of bereaved families
People in Wallsend have been asked to help shave the hair of a local funeral administrator who wanted to have the dramatic style change in support of a local bereavement charity.
Suzanne Bremner, of Daren Persson Funeral Services in North Tyneside, sat outside the Howdon branch in Wallsend and put posters in the windows inviting locals to pop in to have a go at shaving her head - as well as enjoy her home-made cakes and a tombola.
She decided to take the cut to raise funds for local charity as Darcey’s Dream, that supports bereaved families and siblings.
She said: “It was a small price to pay for such a well-deserving local charity as my hair will grow back.
“I see so much sorrow, and many siblings who feel they’ll never be able to move on. Darcey’s Dream is a vital part of the journey and I’m proud to support them.”
Local nursery children and businesses were among the gathered crowd, whose donations amounted to over £1,000 and counting for the charity.
Suzanne added: “The local community and local businesses have been a massive support to helping us achieve the target.”
Petra Williams, founder and trustee of Darcey’s Dream, said: “We’re so honoured that Daren Persson chose to support us and I think the amount raised is incredible.
“It will allow us to organise more activities for our sibling distraction therapy, as well as boost our sibling memory boxes and 24-hour counselling support. We have a great relationship with Daren Persson.”