Introducing the #SpendOnCareNotHair challenge…

The current restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus outbreak are having an impact on all aspects of everyday life, which unfortunately includes our ability to fund the specialist care we offer to our patients and their families.  Understandably but unfortunately, our charity shops have been forced to close temporarily and lots of our fundraising events have been postponed. So, in order to raise spirits and some funds, we’d like to set you a challenge!

Always wanted to see how you’d look with a Kevin Keegan mullet? Hair as long and fair as Rapunzel? Or the classic ‘1 all over’? Well, with all this time at home, the moment’s never been better to try a little experiment with your locks!

Launching Monday 6th April...

The idea is simple; offices and gyms are moving into the home, so why not squeeze a barber shop in as well?! Pick up some scissors or trimmers and try giving yourself the haircut you’ve always dreamed of… well, either that or volunteer someone you live with! We want to see your dodgy dos! 

 The bolder (or balder!) the better; we’re not talking about just snipping that weird bit at the back that goes curly, or thinning the top to stay cool in the summer sun – we want you to be adventurous, brave and daring! That means trying something completely new, regardless of whether that’s going shorter than ever before or letting your natural wildness finally grow through. Inject some brightness into the world with a totally new look – when else will you get an opportunity like this?!

Now you’re rocking the isolation-chic, you’ll have discovered a fresh style, had some fun and saved some money. Which leads us to part two of our challenge…


Take however much you’d normally end up spending on your regular haircut and donate it to Cornwall Hospice Care. Whether that’s a cheap trim, a student cut, a blow dry or a full-on colouring – spend it on care, not hair!

Of course, we don’t want to be taking any money away from the amazing local businesses who are sadly losing trade because of the isolation measures in place – we know we’re certainly missing a natter with our regular hairdressers! Please just give whatever you can. Why not donate enough for a trim and put the extra pennies aside to go all out when you finally sit back in your regular barbers’ chair, or just make your donations on a month-by-month basis? Anything you can give will help fund the nurses, doctors, chefs and housekeepers who are continuing to keep our two Cornish hospices open 24/7.  

Either way, we’d love to see the results! Be sure to use the hashtag #SpendOnCareNotHair, tag the friends whose stylist skills you’d like to see next, and share any posts that impress you with their crimping proficiency! Fringes, mohawks or the classic bob – we want to see them all and spread the message that we’re still caring for families facing terminal illnesses in Cornwall.

Do your bit; stay at home and please give what you can to those with terminal illness at this testing time. Your donations will mean we can continue to provide 24 hour support for those in need.

Keep an eye on the Cornwall Hospice Care Facebook page from Monday 6th April onwards for the masterpieces (and one or two disasterpieces!) this campaign is sure to produce, as well as your chance to donate.

Thank you from our team of key workers who with your incredible support, are still caring for our patients and their families.