James braves the shave!
Yeovil based recruitment company Mash Group has chosen bibic as its charity partner.
bibic supporter and Director of recruitment, James, went under the clippers in aid of bibic. James decided he would have his stylish locks removed to raise some funds. He probably didn’t realise at the time that it would be his Managing Director Laura who would be in charge of the clippers!
The whole event was broadcast live over social media, and James managed to exceed his fundraising target of £500 by bringing in £690, thanks to the wonderful support of friends and local businesses.
bibic Corporate and Community Development Officer Andy Hirst watched the live head shave and says, “Bravery comes in so many different forms when it comes to fundraising and a head shave is an incredible thing to do. Whilst naturally being nervous, James was professional throughout, thanking supporters and encouraging further donations.
We are so grateful to James for taking this on, and the £690, which attracted an additional £172 in GiftAid, will go a long way to helping bibic deliver assessments and bespoke developmental therapy to children and young adults aged 6 months to 25 years old and training to parents and professionals.”
James commented after the event, “All the hair has gone, and it’s freezing! I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who donated to bibic for me to ‘Brave The Shave’. I am genuinely blown away by the generosity, and thank you so much. We have raised a fabulous amount for an amazing local charity.”
James has truly entered into the spirit of fundraising by not only agreeing to have his head shaved but will also be undertaking a skydive for bibic in April 2024.
Mash group and bibic, both members of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, met up on the chambers Cuppa and Catch up on Zoom during the pandemic.
We are delighted the charity has been chosen by Mash Group, Andy Hirst says “The provision of an online networking group by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce during lockdown has proved vital in developing lasting relationships and friendships. James and I met most weeks and now we are able to confidently work together to raise the profiles of both organisations and of course, raise money for our vital charity work”
Mash group director James adds “We are delighted to choose bibic as our nominated charity for the Mash Group and be able to support in a small way the amazing work they do. As Andy mentioned, our friendship has grown as a direct result of the networking group the Chamber set up during lockdown and we are extremely excited about working with bibic as our nominated charity”