A male nurse is trading in his uniform for wax strips as he gets all his body hair removed for dementia care.
Chris Majid, lead mental health nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will get his legs, back and chest waxed to raise awareness and cash for dementia.
He joined the Trust earlier this year and has been working on Ward 52 at King’s Mill Hospital, which specialises in dementia care.
Chris said: “I am dreading the pain but it will be worth it if I can raise money.
“Donations don’t have to be big – a little goes a long way and even the most subtle changes around a ward can benefit our patients.”
He said the identification of dementia in Nottinghamshire is on the rise because people are living longer and dementia awareness is increasing, so investing in dementia care is important.
He added: “I am also going to let the person who has donated the most money remove the first bit of hair from my chest – I am sure there is a queue of colleagues just waiting to give it a go.”
Money raised will go towards refurbishing wards in the Trust to make them more dementia-friendly.
Staff at Kings Mill Hair and Beauty Salon, King’s Mill Hospital, will be performing the wax.
To sponsor Chris Majid, please visit his Just Giving website www.justgiving.com/Sherwood-Forest-Hospitals-NHS-Foundation-Trust or visit the ward and sponsor him in person.