AN 84-YEAR-OLD from Wotton-under-Edge has raised more than £1,000 by having his hair shaved off.

Peter Gorman lost his locks in the Chipping car park last Saturday, in aid of Longfield Hospice.

Peter chose Longfield knowing friends and Wotton residents who have been supported and received care from the Minchinhampton based charity.

On the day he was joined by a host of friends and family to cheer him on.

“I was inspired to do something having seen some of the amazing fundraisers over the course of the pandemic such as Captain Tom and thought, why not have a go,” said Peter.

“Longfield Hospice is a great charity to support with the money raised going to support local families in Gloucestershire.

“I was pleased I could do my bit and play a part in helping them by shaving off my hair off!”

Vicki Hayward, community and event Manager for Longfield Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Peter, who braved the shave to raise money for Longfield - his local hospice.

“His fantastic fundraising efforts and determined community spirit to raise money and awareness of our work is very much appreciated.

“It’s thanks to people like Pete who support us in the community that we are able to care for our patients and their families at a time they need us the most.”

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As well as providing Hospice at Home care, Longfield also offers help and support to patients, families and carers through a range of services. For more information on Longfield Hospice visit visit