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Yorkshire Housing independent living officer Johnny Rhodes was in for a close shave as he let elderly residents at Rye Court in Helmsley shave his hair to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Amongst the lucky residents who sheared his locks was Ellen Metcalfe, who was helped by hairdresser Laura Wells. Johnny is the warden at both Rye Court in Helmsley and Sturdy Court in Kirkbymoorside. He has worked in care and support for 10 years and helped many people living with Alzheimer’s. During this time he has found that it can be hard for them to find local support groups and he hopes that this event for the Alzheimer’s Society will increase awareness of the condition and let people know what support is available.

Johnny Rhodes, independent living officer said: “I am really pleased that this sponsored head shave helped to raise awareness and valuable funds for Alzheimer’s. I was glad that residents who are living with Alzheimer’s helped to shave a bit of my hair off first, then the hairdresser finished the job off!


“Residents helped to make cakes for the event which really shows how everyone at this Yorkshire Housing sheltered scheme can pull together.”

So far the stunt has raised £160. If you would like to contribute to Johnny’s campaign, you can on his fundraising page.