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Senior Care Worker, Sam Rae of Icknield Court bravely agreed for residents and colleagues to wax his legs to help raise money and awareness for BBC Children in Need.

Support came in thick and fast from relatives and friends who generously donated on The Fremantle Trust’s JustGiving page. A target of £200 was set, with Sam committing to also have his long hair lopped off if the target was met, and then donating his hair to Little Princess Trust. Within just a few days of announcing the plan to see Sam endure the leg waxing treatment and extreme hair cut, the money raised far exceeded the target. 

True to his word, Sam bravely underwent the hair removal treatment with colleagues and residents at his side to not only have their turn waxing his legs, but also to offer him a comforting hand for his bravery and kindness. He also received a stream of support from friends and relatives who watched via a Zoom livestream. 

After receiving further donations throughout the morning, Sam’s fundraiser achieved a staggering £880.

Upon hearing the final tally of donations received, Sam said: “I am so delighted. I thought that £200 was a good amount to get to but we managed to get there in just two days! To have raised over £800 is just incredible. Thank you to everyone who donated. And thanks to your donations, I am now feeling a bit colder than before!”

Icknield Court resident Joan Loosely, aged 102 commented: “It suits him so much. He looks really different – much more grown up! We love him just the same though.”