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Nurse’s body wax for dementia appeal

Posted onPosted on 26th Sep
Nurse’s body wax for dementia appeal

A male nurse is having his debut body wax to raise funds for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Dementia Care Appeal.

Chris Majid, Lead Mental Health Nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will even let the most generous donator rip off the first strip of wax!

He joined the Trust earlier this year and has been working on Ward 52 at King’s Mill Hospital, which specialises in dementia care.

Chris said the identification of dementia in Nottinghamshire is on the rise because people are living longer and dementia awareness is increasing, so investing in dementia care is important.

He urged colleagues, friends and visitors to sponsor his chest, back and leg wax as the money raised would go towards refurbishing wards in the Trust to make them more dementia-friendly.

Chris said he was quite nervous about having a wax. He said: “I am dreading the pain but it will be worth it if I can raise money.

“Donations don’t have to be big – a little goes a long way and even the most subtle changes around a ward can benefit our patients.”

He said: “I am also going to let the person who has donated the most money remove the first bit of hair from my chest – I am sure there is a queue of colleagues just waiting to give it a go!”

Adam Hayward, Assistant Director of Nursing – Quality and Assurance, said: “Chris is very committed to his role as a mental health nurse and a great sport for volunteering to undergo an almost full body wax. If you want to be the first person to pull the wax off Chris, then get involved and sponsor this worthy cause.”

Money raised from Sherwood Forest Hospitals Dementia Care Appeal will make it possible for the Trust to continue purchasing:

dementia friendly clocks that are visible from every bed space

highly contrasting raised toilet seats

brightly coloured cups/mugs to promote better hydration of people with dementia

memory boxes (which are placed by a patient’s bedside and filled with personal belongings or memorabilia associated to a familiar era)

dementia friendly signs to place on wards – five patients have benefited already; and

trial floor stickers in its hospitals to aid orientation on adult wards.

Claire Collier, beauty therapist at Kings Mill Hair and Beauty Salon, King’s Mill Hospital, will be performing the wax.

To sponsor Chris Majid, visit his Just Giving website or visit the ward and sponsor him in person.