As part of a fundraising initiative to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society, Johnny Rhodes, the Yorkshire Housing Independent living officer, is set to have his head shaved by elderly residents at Rye Court in Helmsley.
Johnny has worked in care and support for 10 years, working with many people living with Alzheimer’s during this time. He has found that it can be hard for them to find local support groups and by doing this event for the Alzheimer’s Society, he hopes he can increase awareness of the condition and let people know what support is available.
“I am really pleased that this sponsored head shave will help to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. The residents who are living with Alzheimer’s will shave a bit of my hair off first, then the hairdresser will be finishing the job off,” said Johnny Rhodes, Yorkshire Housing independent living officer.
“Residents have been really busy making cakes and events like these show how the residents at this Yorkshire Housing sheltered scheme can pull together,” he added.
So far Johnny has raised £120 and if you would like to contribute to Johnny’s campaign, you can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/johnny-rhodes.
Yorkshire Housing is a charitable housing association that owns and manages more than 18,000 homes, while developing thousands more across Yorkshire. The association also provides a range of services to help people live independently.