Surgeons and hospital theatre staff swap scalpels for shavers in aid of local children’s cancer charity

5th March 2020

Theatre staff from Liverpool University Hospital’s Trauma and Orthopaedics department had their heads shaved to help raise more than £16,000 for the Liverpool Children Cancer Support Group (CHICS).

A total of 18 consultant surgeons and theatre assistants from Aintree University Hospital and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital will now brave the winter winds and frost with bald heads, as a symbol and in aid of the great support Liverpool CHICS provide to children undergoing chemotherapy as part of their treatment for cancer.

An estimated 200 staff from the hospital popped in to watch the volunteers take their turn under the clippers.

Eddie Hincks, Family Support Worker for Liverpool CHICS, attended the event at Aintree University Hospital and was presented with the cheque by the Trauma and Orthopaedics team.

Eddie said: “The smiles, tears of joy and laughter from all those in attendance were truly heart-warming. This incredible donation will make a huge difference to the support we can give to children and families who are affected by cancer.”

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