Dean Henderson shaves his hair off in support of Hope House
Shrewsbury Town Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has raised around £1,500 for Hope House Children’s Hospice after shaving all his hair off.
The Manchester United loanee, who became well known for his perm haircut, decided a couple of weeks ago to go bald.
Since then he has been raising money and he did a bucket collection during Town’s FA Cup game against Morecambe.
Next week, Henderson will visit Hope House as part of Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s Christmas celebrations and he is glad to be able to help out a local charity.
“I asked which charity work closely with the club and Hope House was the one that came up, so I decided to support them”, Dean told ShrewsWeb.
“We haven’t fully counted the money because there was too much to count at the time, but it was a crazy experience going into block 19 and I can’t thank the fans enough.
“I like to give back to the community in different ways and hopefully it will be good to bring some smiles onto the kids’ faces.”
Dean has enjoyed raising the funds, but admits that the cold weather has made things slightly difficult.
“It’s freezing”, said Henderson. “I’ve never felt the cold like this, it feels like my brain is out of my head.”
It is hoped that the funds raised will go towards Hope House’s ‘Arthurs Story’ project, aimed at helping local families deal with child bereavement.