Posted: Mon 25th Jul 2016

Close shave for one Airbus employee as he helps raise thousands for charity

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016


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Airbus employee Rae Carroll hasn’t had a shave or cut his hair for nine months in an effort to raise money for ‘Cuddles’ a charity which supports the special care baby unit in Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Rae, along with son Phil, and his friends, Ieuan Williams and Gavin Blears have raised well over £6000 by not shaving or having a haircut.

Phil Carroll and his wife Leah wanted to raise money for Glan Clwyd Hospital’s special care baby unit (SCBU) where their daughter Magi, spent the first few weeks of her life after being born with a perforated bowel, she suffered from feeding and breathing complications.

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Magi from Flint was later transferred to Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital, she underwent three major operations the first when she was just three-and-a-half-weeks old.

The couple wanted to give something back to Cuddles the special care baby unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital as a way of saying thank you for all they did for their daughter who turned one last Friday.

Phil came up with the idea of not having a shave or a haircut for nine months, and along with Ieuan and Gavin their nine-month hair growing stint began, the three went through the transformation process back to beard free in May thanks to Connexion’s barbers in Flint who kindly donated their time and services for the lads.

Airbus' Rae Carroll shaves off all his hair and beard which he also dyed and has raised over £6000 for the Cuddles Charity at Glan Clwyd Hospital Neonatal Unit

Airbus’ Rae Carroll shaves off all his hair and beard which he also dyed and has raised over £6000 for the Cuddles Charity at Glan Clwyd Hospital Neonatal Unit

Rae started a little later and last week he marked the end of the fundraising campaign with a big shave on the Airbus shop floor at Broughton.

Rae’s colleagues got behind the big shave helping to raise £250 on the day.

Airbus also added an additional 10% of his final figure to the total.

You can still donate here: /justgiving.com/fundraising/Scruffs4scbu

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