Emma’s head shave raises money for Sense
Published on: 30 Jun 2015
EMMA Blackmore has a cool new hairstyle – but it isn’t a fashion statement.
Emma, 27, had her head shaved to raise money for the Sense charity, which runs the Woodside Centre in Kingswood.
Sense supports people who are deafblind or have a multi-sensory impairment – and Emma has a special reason for backing it.
She said: “I was born with Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) which among other things resulted in me having hearing and eyesight problems.
“Over the years Sense has helped me to gain confidence as well as boosting my independence not only in work but in my personal life.”
Emma learned about Sense when she was 14 and went on a holiday with the charity the following year. At the age of 20, she began volunteering as an administrator and play worker and soon became a paid employee.
She wishes her family had known about Sense when she was younger and her headshave is her way of raising awareness so that other children and families can benefit from it.
“Over the years I have met some amazing staff and families and if it wasn’t for Woodside I would not be the person I am today,” she said.
Wielding the razor was Emma’s cousin, Joe Tizzard, manager of Level Cuts in Magotsfield, and the salon’s owner Matt Haile.
If you would like to contribute to Emma’s fundraising, visit her JustGiving page.