Monster cash shave as Pam loses locks

LEP - 04-11-16
Pam Brown at her sponsored headshave, surrounded by friends and colleagues, raising funds for The Christie charity at Elite Telecoms at Buckshaw Village, Chorley, guest of honor and head-shaver is Olivia Samuel, right, who works at The Christie and also having treatment there.
LEP - 04-11-16 Pam Brown at her sponsored headshave, surrounded by friends and colleagues, raising funds for The Christie charity at Elite Telecoms at Buckshaw Village, Chorley, guest of honor and head-shaver is Olivia Samuel, right, who works at The Christie and also having treatment there.

Brave Pam Brown headed a monster cast when her company staged a special fund raising day.

Pam chose to be sponsored to have her head shaved – raising vital funds for the cancer-battling Christie charity.

Pam, who works for Elite Telecom in Buckshaw Village, knows only too well about the devastating affect of cancer – having lost loved ones to the disease.

Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur and investor Matt Newing, the Elite Group has more than 150 staff and eight offices – including one in Madrid.

Pam volunteered to shave her hair off if the business raised £6,000.

She said: “The Christie is very close to my heart having spent Christmas of 1981 decorating the wards of the hospital.

“My brother Alan sadly passed away aged 14 on Christmas Day of that year to cancer. I have also lost both my parents to cancer.

“I therefore am willing to shave my head, in order to raise some money and Matt Newing has already kindly donated £5,000 I will be willing to have this done tomorrow at work once we have raised £6,000.

“I’m quite sure within Elite Telecom as a business many of us have been effected through this terrible disease, I’m hoping people will dig deep for this wonderful charity.

“This will be in memory of all our friends and loved ones that are not only battling this illness but are no longer with us.”

The company values and codes of culture are encouraged throughout the business, with one of the biggest culture drives being a Make Their Day, where staff are encouraged to go above and beyond for others, whether it is their co-workers and customers or the wider community.

Elite Telecom hold a regular culture day three to four times a year across their six UK offices, fundraising for charities close to the hearts of those who work there. In memory of MD Mike Ridgway’s son Ed, the company’s saw previous charity culture day raise £3,000 for the Macca’s Project.

Last month, the business hosted a monster-themed day led by the UK sales team when staff came to work in monster and Halloween-related fancy dress. There was we a pumpkin-carving competition, bob-apple competition, best dressed, slave auction, raffle for director’s car parking space, treasure hunt and staff brought in homemade biryani and samosas and sold them to the teams.

The best dressed competition was won by their very own Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ who moon walked around the office.