Friends and family of a beloved man from Winshill have raised more than £5,000 for St Giles Hospice in his honour.
Steve Barton, 52, died in January this year of tongue and mouth cancer. Mr Barton had been diagnosed with the aggressive disease in September 2016, just a few months prior to his death.
Family and friends of Steve, who was well known for his car boot sale which he ran almost every Sunday, held a family fun day in Woodville on Saturday, August 12. All proceeds raised were donated to St Giles Hospice, who cared for Steve right up until his last days.
The family fun day, held at Woodville Box Club, turned out to be a huge success. More than 150 people attended to enjoy the variety of fun activities on offer which included name the teddy bear, bingo, penalty shoot outs, prizes, a bouncy castle, live entertainment and a barbecue.
Trudy Clements, 49, from Stretton, made the brave decision to shave her head in memory of her friend, Steve. Trudy had been best friends with Steve's sister, Jackie Barton, where from she developed a close friendship with him.
Mrs Clements vowed she would raise money for St Giles because of the level of care Steve received.
The health and safety consultant said: "My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia when she was three and a half, she had chemotherapy and lost all her hair.
"I said I was going to shave my hair so she didn't feel left out when she was poorly, but we never got round to it, so I decided I would do it for St Giles Hospice.
"It went really well, we had so much support. I feel quite liberated after the head shave actually. I did put a wig on for a wedding on Saturday, but it soon came off as it was itchy and hot. I'm getting some looks, but I'm proud of what I've done."
Jackie Barton, Steve's sister and organiser of the event, felt she owed it to the hospice for allowing her brother to pass away in a dignified manor.
She said: "We struggled to get any sort of help he needed, but when we got to St Giles Hospice they sent one of the ladies out and from there onwards the care was unbelievable.
"Nothing was ever too much trouble. It was so dignified at the end, how much they looked after him.
"I feel so relieved when I hear that people have friends or relatives at the hospice because I know the care they will recieve."
Overall, the fun day and Mrs Clement's head shave raised more than £5,000 - 315 per cent of their original £500 target.
You can still donate to St Giles Hospice in Steve's honour by following the link here.