Pathology staff lose their hair for charity – video

Daniel Brandwood having his hair off shaved by Paula Hornby

Daniel Brandwood having his hair shaved off by Paula Hornby

Members of the Pathology department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital had a hair-raising experience for charity.

Andrew Brown, Mark Wrigley, Daniel Brandwood, Jacob Castle, Debbie Castle and Jack Morrow all lost their locks on Friday, April 29, raising an impressive£1,350 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The colleagues were also filmed and photographed during the event.

Jacob, who is the IT manager for the Pathology department, said: “Every year we do something for charity.

“We’ve done Decembeard and Movember but this year we’ve stepped it up a bit.”

Jacob’s mum Debbie, who works as the Phlebotomy Manager for the Trust, said: “It’s a bit of a shock. I said I’d do it after a glass of G&T!”

Daniel Brandwood, a Biomedical Scientist for the Trust, said: “It feels very odd but I feel liberated!

“I won’t need a haircut for at least a year now.”

Paula Hornby, who works in the Specimen Registration office and used to be a hairdresser before joining the Trust, did the honours on the day.

Donations are still being accepted online via the following URL: or people can make a cash donation to any member of the team.


The team in the Pathology department after their hair was shaved off


You can watch a video of the event by clicking here:



Jacob and Debbie Castle

Jacob Castle with his mum Debbie Castle

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