It’s a grey matter for our community officer

Published: 4th March 2021

It is a grey matter now for one of our executive team players after a “hair-raising” halfway point was smashed earlier this week.

Our Community Officer, Matthew Norris has dyed his hair grey, having smashed the halfway mark of £325 on his fundraiser for the Oxford Children’s Hospital and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. We are the chosen fundraising organisation.

Previously in our blog we reported how Matt had set out to raise £650 in total to do a full head shave, in honour of his Mother Angela Norris, and we are delighted he is now over halfway there.

Matt’s hair is a little darker than we hoped in the grey stakes but we wanted to spare his hair and bathroom from a fourth bleaching in the space of two days! He is thoroughly grey, though!

If you would like to help him hit the end goal of £650 for his full headshave and support some amazing work, click here to donate.

Well done Matt on your amazing “hair-transformation” and we look forward to (hopefully) shaving all your hair off to a smooth egg soon, which will be a particular highlight of ours in your role so far.

Matt came on board as our Community Officer in 2016 after being immediately awe struck by the passion and dedication of our founder Andrew Baker MBE BCAv, and in his role Matt focuses on raising awareness, including liaising with local businesses, producing promotional material, and utilising social media campaigns. He works closely with Andy to help organise community events and has spearheaded a number of initiatives for our organisation and his favourite highlight of his tenure is handing out gifts dressed as Santa at Christmas every year (Sleigh2Give) to patients in the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Meet the Play2Give Team