The Pub Partner at The Bagot Arms, in Abbots Bromley, has opted to shave her head to raise funds for the NHS.

Lisa Cowell is no stranger to weird and wonderful haircuts, and has recently decided to shave her head for the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity. Knowing that NHS staff are putting themselves at risk for the welfare of this country, Lisa was keen to support them during this difficult time.

She will be shaving her hair on the 3rd May, and live streaming the event via The Bagot Arms Facebook page, where she has received great support. Many customers and locals have donated to the cause, some even dropping money through the letterbox of the pub.

Lisa said: “I wanted to do something to help the NHS during this crisis, and I saw men shaving their heads during lockdown and thought why can’t I do it too? My husband wasn’t a fan, but he said if I made £500 it would be worth it! We’ve made around £900 so far, and there’s still over a week left for people to donate. People have been incredibly generous, and I’m so grateful!”

The pub, owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a community pub operator which owns more than 700 pubs across Scotland, England and Wales, is also providing takeaway meals, to provide freshly cooked meals for their community during lockdown. The pub is currently offering a steak night on Thursdays, and a roast dinner on Sundays.

Hawthorn Leisure CEO, Mark Davies, said: “Everyone at Hawthorn Leisure is incredibly proud of Lisa, she’s doing a great job at not only supporting her local community, but also making a contribution to our National Health Service. Thank you for your hard work.”

To donate to Lisa’s cause, please go to her Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lisa-cowell3?fbclid=IwAR3Oon8O6nGDnmMGukUUMl2POg05j4xgszxO-iI4kaNfLelofRpeyq4lUHo

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