Dearne Valley worker’s hair-raising effort for charity

Chris and Becki Stead after their hair was cut for charity.
Chris and Becki Stead after their hair was cut for charity.

A big-hearted worker lost his long locks as part of a year of fundraising for vital charities.

Chris Stead, customer experience advisor at Manvers-based Webhelp UK, undertook a number of charity challenges, including cutting most of his hair off, along with wife Becki, to raise £700 for the National Autistic Society and Little Princess Trust.

Becki and Chris Stead with their long hair.

Becki and Chris Stead with their long hair.

Webhelp UK boosted his fundraising efforts by donating a further £1000 to his two chosen charities as a thank you.

Chris said: “I’m over the moon that we can make yet another donation to the National Autistic Society and Little Princess Trust.

“Both charities provide such a valuable service to people in my local community and across the country.

“I’m just glad to be able to do my bit. It’s a real honour to be recognised for my charity work by my own employer.

“Everyone at Webhelp has been so supportive and helped me reach my targets at every stage.”

David Turner, chief executive officer at Webhelp UK, said: “Chris’ commitment to both charities has been really inspiring. We’re so proud to have so many people within the business that selflessly spend their time planning and carrying out a number of fundraising activities. We really value the work of our people and whole-heartedly support them.”

Webhelp UK is keen to encourage everyone across its UK sites to get involved with national and local charity initiatives and support causes close to their hearts.

Each year, the business rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the considerable achievements of its customer experience professionals, recognising those who have dedicated time to charities through the ‘Making a Difference Award’.

Chris was a runner-up at the most recent ceremony with cheques being presented to both the National Autistic Society and Little Princess Trust. The NAS supports people with autism and their families and the LPT provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.