The Area Manager for Aden House Care Home received widespread praise for his shear bravery from staff and members of the local community, after volunteering to have his head shaved to raise money for charity.
Over twenty residents, nurses, and members of staff from both Aden House and Aden Mount Care Homes gathered to watch Ian Tetley, who is the Area Manager, have his head shaved to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Tension mounted after a raffle draw decided that Aden House gardener, Scott Boyd, would be taking clippers to Ian for a different kind of landscaping than what he is usually accustomed to whilst tending Aden House’s gardens.
Aden House is part of New Century Care, which provides expert care for elderly residents in a homely setting, and this includes specialised support for residents living with dementia. Ian has been an Area Manager at New Century Care since March 2014, and it was partly through working closely with residents living with dementia that motivated him to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. To date, Ian has raised over £650 for the cause through having his head shaved.
Dementia currently affects 850,000 people in the UK, and this number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. The Alzheimer’s Society is a leading dementia support and research charity in the UK, which provides practical guidance and information for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Aden House Home Manager, Lisa Boyd, commented:
“The community came together to support Ian and it is a great achievement to raise so much money for such a good cause – although it may take some time to get used to his new haircut!”