There was a hair-raising experience for two members of West Midlands Ambulance Service staff on Wednesday night when they had a close shave to support a great cause.
Paramedic area support officer Ian Inglesant and ambulance fleet assistant Paul Rowlands were joined by Rich Prior from Warwickshire Police’s OPU to have their hair shaved off at Warwick Hub to raise money for Alex’s Journey.
Nine-year-old Alexander Goodwin was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma last month and a fund-raising drive is well underway in order to send him on a dream holiday to Disney World.
The efforts of Ian, Paul and Rich have already put Alex one step closer having raised £1,200 so far, with the money still rolling in.
Speaking about his new look, Ian said: “It is a fantastic cause to raise money for and if we can help send Alex to Disney World then it will be worth losing every lock of hair.
“I’m actually quite surprised that it doesn’t look too bad to be honest.
“We’ve raised a superb amount already which we are really pleased with. If we can push it any higher, then all the better.”
Paul added: “We were more than happy to do this for Alex to try and help raise some money for him.
“I’d urge everyone throughout the ambulance service and beyond to do their bit now and help raise some more money for an extremely brave young boy.”
If you would like to donate, or find out more about Alex’s Journey, click here.
You can also follow Alex’s journey by visiting www.alexsjourney.co.uk or following him on twitter @alexs_journey.