Paramedic’s ‘hair today, gone tomorrow’ shave for charity

Date: 28 April 2017

Sam Harrison

One of our fantastic paramedics is ready for a new hairdo as he supports a friend and charity very close to him.

And you can even watch Sam Harrison as he has his head shaved to raise money this Saturday (29th April)for Scope, a disability charity working with disabled people in England and Wales.

It will be streamed live on Natasha’s Facebook page, at 11am on Saturday and tweeted about on @samdharrison.

Scope has hugely supported Sam’s friend Natasha, especially through raising awareness of her condition – mast call activation syndrome (MCAS).

Sam, who has been a paramedic with EEAST for more than a year, first met Natasha whilst volunteering for St. John Ambulance four years ago:

“This MCAS is a rare, life threatening immunological disorder, which affects Natasha’s mast cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells normally help protect you from disease, however, in people like Natasha the release of those chemicals can happen for no real reason, even when there is no attack. And if there is an attack, the release is out-of-proportion and too many chemicals are spilled out. This in effect causes Natasha to have allergic reactions to many things, including exercise, as well as chronic symptoms daily. “One of these symptoms is hair loss, so I decided what better way to support Natasha and fundraise for this amazing charity, by shaving my head! Natasha is an amazing person and I am constantly amazed at her positive outlook.”

If you would like to make a donation, please visit Sam’s Justgiving page. Also if you would like to see Natasha’s inspiring videos visit www.natashacoates.co.uk

  • Summary:

    One of our fantastic paramedics is ready for a new hairdo as he supports a friend and charity very close to him.