Boss cuts lockdown hair to help the Hospice

(The before, during and after Wayne’s Haircut for the Hospice)


The boss of Cowes technology company Yokogawa Marex has raised money for Earl Mountbatten Hospice by getting his long locks cut.

Divisional Director, Wayne Matthews managed to raise over £280 for the charity yesterday (Thursday) when he went for his first cut since February 2020.

Wayne decided to part with his lockdown locks to raise money for Earl Mountbatten that provided care for his mother-in-law Mrs Josephine Blanchard who recently passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer.

Wayne said: “Mountbatten staff do a wonderful job and provided loving care and support during such a difficult time to my family, so I decided the time was right to have my hair cut. I was also being energetically encouraged by fellow members of Newport Golf Club, who have donated generously for such a worthy cause”.

Wayne’s lockdown locks were cut by hairdresser Faye Courage of FC Hair Studios in Northwood Business Park. Faye donated her services for free.

The hair was plaited and has been donated to the Little Princess Trust who do great work providing wigs to people with cancer. 

The money was raised by staff at Yokogawa Marex and members of Newport Golf Club

Wayne added: “The hospice also provided great support to two former colleagues, Steve Jones and Neil Brock and with Walk the Wight happening this Sunday, another good reason for the hair to go.

“Everyone on the Island knows of Earl Mountbatten’s great work and, with the support of colleagues at Yokogawa and Newport Golf Club, I am really pleased to have been able to raise money for them.”.

If you wish to support Wayne, you can make a donation to Donate - Donate to Mountbatten Isle of Wight | Mountbatten Isle of Wight    


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