Sales manager sheds locks to raise over £8k for Marie Curie


Acorn Stairlifts’ National Sales Manager, Caren Larkman-Ayre has raised over £8,000 for Marie Curie by waving goodbye to her shoulder-length locks.

Caren Larkman-Ayre was cheered on by colleagues at Acorn’s West Yorkshire head offices as she went under the clippers in support of the national charity. She had already topped her ambitious £7,500 target, with more donations still coming in to her online JustGiving page.

Acorn Stairlifts has longstanding charity partnership with Marie Curie, which provides care and support through terminal illness. Like most charities, its fundraising has been severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, prompting Caren to launch her bold head shave challenge.

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“I was getting more and more nervous as the day approached, but now it’s done I’m pleasantly surprised with the result,” said a newly-shorn Caren.

“Most of all I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who’s made a donation. The total’s over £8,000 now and still growing, which is just amazing!”

There’s still time to add to Caren’s fundraising total. You can make a donation online at:

Under its national partnership with Marie Curie, Acorn donates up to 60 free stairlifts per year so the charity’s patients can be cared for in their own homes.

For more information about Marie Curie and its vital work, visit:

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