A senior executive at Flintshire-based Anwyl Group has shaved his head for charity, raising nearly £2,000 for local children’s hospices Hope House and Ty Gobaith.

Following many years of playful ribbing about his thinning hair, managing director at Anwyl Land, Phil Dolan, threw down the gauntlet and promised his colleagues that he would shave his hair off if they pledged to raise at least £1,000 for the company’s corporate charity.

Donations duly rolled in, and Phil kept his promise shaving his head for the very first time earlier this month. The role of barber was undertaken at home by his trusty wife, and the new look was revealed the next day much to the delight of his colleagues in the office.

Still adapting to his new style, Phil commented: “It’s been a privilege to raise funds for Hope House in the process. The charity does an amazing job and I am delighted with how much has been raised.  It’s fantastic to have nearly doubled my target which is all down to my generous colleagues and friends, thank you.”

Major gifts manager at Hope House Ty Gobaith, Sarah Kearsley-Wooller, added:  “We are so grateful to Phil for his innovative fundraiser and for the £2,000 that he has raised.  The ongoing support of everyone at Anwyl will enable us to continue our care for the very special babies, children and young people who visit Ty Gobaith in Conwy and Hope House in Oswestry.”

Ewloe-based Anwyl Group has been a long supporter of Hope House and Ty Gobaith.  The children’s charity, with hospices at Oswestry (Hope House) and Conwy (Ty Gobaith) offers care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in Shropshire, Cheshire and North and Mid Wales and relies entirely on fundraising to generate the £6.2m that it needs annually to continue its good work.

Established for 85 years, Anwyl Group has three divisions; Anwyl Homes, Anwyl Construction and Anwyl Land.  Based in North Wales, and operating across Wales and the North West of England, the family-run business is renowned for its thoughtful approach, bringing care and integrity to all aspects of every project in order to exceed expectations and ensure complete satisfaction for customers.

From beautiful new residential developments to award winning major mixed use commercial schemes, Anwyl is growing quickly and has ambitious plans for the future.  For further information, please visit www.anwylgroup.co.uk