Havant police officers dubbed the 'Bald Bobbies' raise hundreds for Rowans Hospice by shaving their heads

A SHORT break from keeping neighbourhoods safe saw four members of the police raise hundreds of pounds to support Rowans Hospice.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:25 pm
PC Darren Woolvin and PCSO Chris Penfold from the Havant Neighbourhood Police Team shaved their heads to raise funds for the Rowans Hospice
PC Darren Woolvin and PCSO Chris Penfold from the Havant Neighbourhood Police Team shaved their heads to raise funds for the Rowans Hospice

Taking on the challenge of having their heads shaved were PC Darren Woolvin and PCSO Chris Penfold from the Havant Neighbourhood Police Team, who had to stay bald for a month before they were allowed to regrow their precious locks.

Throughout the duration of the time the pair dubbed the ‘Bald Bobbies’ were hair-free, two of their colleagues without any hair were committed to growing their facial hair without shaving until the challenge was over.

On the team’s inspiration to take part in the head shave, Chris said: ‘As a local police team we wanted to do something in the new year that could potentially raise a little bit of money for a local charity.

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‘During one of our morning briefings we came to the decision that the Rowans would be the ideal charity and raising the amount of money between us would help the families that are in need of the support that Rowans can offer.’

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Managing to smash their original target to raise £300, the group have brought in more than £900 to help Rowans Hospice in Purbrook support local families in need of some support.

‘Rowans is a local charity that is very close to all our hearts, each one of us in our team knows someone close to them that has been in need of the amazing care and support that Rowans can offer,’ said Chris.

‘The care and support that they can offer to the person in need is incredible and the support is even extended to their family.

‘Without the kind donations, the Rowans would not be able to keep offering the free care and support to the families that need it.’

The Bald Bobbies are very grateful for the generous donations which helped them to raise hundreds for the hospice, and their fundraising page is still open if anyone wishes to add to the total.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/thebaldbobbies for more information or to donate to the cause.