Worksop dad braves headshave to fund a whopping 1,000 Easter eggs for Bassetlaw Hospital staff

A Worksop dad-of-three has shaved his hair off to fund a whopping 1,000 Easter eggs for staff at Bassetlaw Hospital.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 11:06 am

Graham Easby, 56, who is self-isolating with chronic asthma, had the Maltesers and Cadbury’s Cream Egg confectionery delivered by lorry after raising £760 losing his locks.

His wife Debbie - who used to work as a nurse at the hospital - and son Bobbi-Jay, 15, personally presented them to chuffed Bassetlaw staff.

Speaking about the gift Graham said: “We’re really pleased with it - I just think doctors and nurses deserve something as a thanks while all this is going on.”

Graham Easby post-shave

Speaking about braving the shave Graham told how it took several attempts to remove the stubborn mane as the couple’s clippers were faulty.

He said: “We used scissors then a beard trimmer in the end - we shaved it to grade zero.

“My missus likes it and I’m alright with it - it’s something I might keep.”

Graham, who due to his vulnerable condition sleeps in a different room and eats on the opposite side of the dinner table to devoted wife Debbie, added ‘I don’t like long hair and I’m not going to be able to get it properly cut’.

Graham's wife Debbie with son Bobbi-Jay deliver 1,000 Easter eggs

He told the Guardian: “Between us we thought ‘I’m not going anywhere for a few months - why not shave it off and raise some money for a good cause.”

Logistics manager Graham said he and Debbie came up with the idea to have Worksop ‘unite and help make someone smile in times of such uncertainty’.

Though pleased he was able to help hardworking Graham admitted boredom was a problem while self-isolating.

He added: “It’s very boring - I’m just trying to find things to do with the time.

“But at least we're lucky enough to have a back garden.”

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Donations are still arriving in his crowdfunding page and any remaining money will be donated to the hospital.

Graham added that he was grateful to Asda for supplying the Easter goodies and helping his appeal so promptly.

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