Two months ago a volunteer started a campaign to raise funds for Citizens Advice Wrexham due to the recent well documented funding problems.
Gwyn Evans, who has been a volunteer at the organisation for over 6 years, started his ‘mohican moment‘ fundraiser.
Gwyn’s story can be found on the fundraiser page here, but notes his inspiration for the haircut: “I have now started Chemotherapy for a Pancreatic carcinoma, which the surgeon says is going to “cure” me!? I was told I will lose my hair in the next month. This reminded me of a lad I met on a ward in the now closed War Memorial hospital , Wrexham, in the 1980’s who had a magnificent Mohican haircut, which I admired but which was impossible for an orthodox medic to emulate at that time. To my surprise he turned out to be a 2nd cousin of mine! I thought one day I’ll get my chance. Believe it or not, I did it this week!”
Lots of people have contributed to his fund-raising through Just Giving, plus donations to the main office at Citizens Advice.
His campaign finished yesterday, with the total raised on Just Giving standing at £5,771.90 plus cheques received of £234.10 direct to the office, plus then gift aid allowances taking the final figure to £7406.
Gaynor Roberts, Chief Executive of the Wrexham Citizens Advice Service said: “On behalf of all of us at Citizens Advice Wrexham we want to thank Gwyn, Mary his lovely wife, Alys and the rest of his family for all the support and hard work they have put into raising these greatly needed funds.
The Chief Executive added “We keep in touch with Gwyn for updates on his health issues, he has told us that he is still having treatment and he is optimistic.
“At Citizens Advice Wrexham we are having to restyle our service due to very low infrastructure income, however we have made sure that Gwyn knows his set days volunteering for us are waiting for him. All at the office miss Gwyn and are constantly asking for updates on his health issues. Hurry back Gwyn
“Once again, thank you to all who contributed and in particular to the Evan’s family for starting this campaign.”