Drumond Park’s sales director is raising money for the brain injury charity The Silverlining.
The day after her 17th birthday, Ross McDonald’s daughter Heidi was involved in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Nearly 18 years to the day after her accident, Ross had his head shaved to raise money for the charity The Silverlining, which has provided invaluable support to Heidi and her family in the years since her injury occurred.
The Silverlining Charity aims to improve the quality of life of all those affected by brain injury. Its work engages brain injured people with the wider community in such a way which invigorates, motivates and rehabilitates to discover a sense of purpose, social structure and added meaning to their lives.
On Wednesday evening last week, following a busy day at the London Toy Fair, Ross joined the “Vivid hair cut team” and braved the blades to raise money for the charity, arriving at the fair on Thursday sporting a new look.
Ross commented: “This wasn’t planned. It was 9.30pm on Wednesday evening, and we were in a taxi coming back to the Hilton after dinner with the Vivid sales guys. Several of the team are noted for their short hair or shaved heads, and I was taking some good-natured flak from them about my hair – it was looking rather long and in need of attention. That’s when the idea was born.”
“Dave Howard was wearing a rather trendy hat (for him) and he followed me around the hotel as I told guests the story, with Dave collecting cash donations. As midnight approached, Dave had over £550 in his hat, and promises of a further £1000 which has now been paid. Jackie Davies from Hasbro dipped again into her pocket for the honour of wielding the clippers.”
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