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Taking the chop for hospital charity

Louth resident Peta Petcher plans to shave her hair off this summer to raise money for the rheumatology department at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.

Peta is the treasurer of Louth Beech Grove Community Hall, and many members of the community are supporting her through donations of money and catering at the event.

 People have also donated a number of comical wigs for Peta to try out on the day of the event.

 She will be making a day of it on May 22, with the ‘big chop’ in the morning, and a game of bingo, a raffle, and food in the afternoon.

 Peta said: “I’ve been treated for Raynards at the hospital for 12 years now, so it’s about time I gave something back. Shaving my hair off is a challenge so I hope that people will support me.”

 Peta has already raised more than £250, including donations from the Post Office and Waterloo Housing, and aims to reach to £1000 before the event.

 Louth post woman Marie Burgess said: “Peta is a wonderful lady who is always doing things for charity, and I think it’s amazing what she is doing for the hospital.”

 If you would like to donate to our rheumatology fund, please donate via: Please outline in the comment box that you are donating for this zone.

 If you would like to fundraise for your local hospital, support and guidance is only a phone call away. Contact the Diana, Princess of Wales charity The Health Tree Foundation on 07977666565 or email

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