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Patrick Solich to have head shaved for charity
9:54am Saturday 21st July 2012 in Fundraising fun
A COPMANTHORPE shop worker is preparing to face the rest of this year’s chilly summer without his hair, in support of charity.
Patrick Solich, team leader at the village Co-op store, will say goodbye to his locks at the Royal Oak pub today.
Linda Harrison, the store manager, said: “He’s quite a character in the village and does an awful lot for charity.
“Patrick agreed to have his head shaved for St Leonard’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support, and on the back of that, the Co-op have agreed we would try to get as much sponsorship as possible and we have raised more than £1,000 in two weeks. The company has also agreed to pay another £400.”
Patrick, 29, said: “I wouldn’t say I’m looking forward to it, but I can’t get out of it now.
“I’ve been asked about it quite a lot but about a month ago we get talking about it in the pub.
“One of my friends has had a mad time with cancer and is in St Leonard’s Hospice at the moment, so it’s a show of support as well as fundraising.”
The shaving will be the highlight of an evening of fundraising at the pub from 7.30pm.
There will also be a raffle and other activities.