Kirsty’s headshave challenge will be taking place on Friday 4 September, and she hopes to raise £500 so she can put a smile on everyone’s face at Christmas once again.
“When Nicola suggested a headshave I thought yes, let’s do it! I’m not nervous at all I’m actually really excited. If I reach my £500 target I would feel delighted.
“Seeing the money I raised last year go towards a shed for the allotment makes me feel really good about myself because I have done something for a good cause, and a cause that supports me and is close to my heart. FitzRoy helps me and I want to give back. I feel motivated to do this headshave and I want to do a different challenge every year for FitzRoy.
“I just love raising money, I think people should donate because it is for a good cause for people with learning disabilities and autism and it would benefit us and our allotment.”
Speaking about how her team have pulled together through lockdown, Nicola said: “I am so immensely proud of my staff team as a whole. They have come up with so many creative ways of supporting through lockdown and have been brilliant in keeping the people we support in contact with family.
“I think they have gone above and beyond, one thing we have also really focused on is making sure the mental health of the people we support is okay. Nationally there has been a big focus on protecting our physical health, but often mental health is overlooked. We have made sure we are doing regular welfare phone check ins for all the people we support.
“All our staff and the people we support have pulled together so well through this, I think the British way of ‘keep calm and carry on’ has really driven us through and I couldn’t be more grateful to my team.”