A member of staff from The Sportsman, in Musselburgh, has decided to shave his head to raise funds for the NHS.

Euan Traynor, who has been working at The Sportsman for a year, has decided to shave his head to raise money for the NHS, and will be donating the funds to the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity. The head shave will be taking place on 6th June, and the event will be posted on The Sportsman’s Facebook page. Customers and locals have donated to the cause, and Euan has currently raised almost £100, with 2 weeks still to go.

The pub, owned by Hawthorn Leisure, a community pub operator which owns more than 700 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales, usually raises money for charity on Ladies Day, in conjunction with the local races, but with the pub unable to open, Euan showed initiative to support those in his community who are putting themselves at risk during this difficult time.

Euan said: “I was keen to do something to help the NHS, the staff at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital are working so hard, and they deserve recognition for their efforts. With the support of our community, I hope we can raise enough money to make a difference.”

The pub has also worked with their community to raise over £800, which has been used to purchase food for those who are struggling to make ends meet during the Coronavirus crisis.

Mark Brooke, Senior Operations Director for Hawthorn Leisure, said: “We are incredibly pleased to see the staff at The Sportsman doing their bit to help their community. Thank you to Euan and the rest of the team for the work you are doing.”

To make a donation, please visit the pub’s Facebook page.

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