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Date Posted: 12/12/2012 | Posted In: Latest news

Danny Stevens will feel the cold when he gets his head shaved for charity. He currently has a mass of hair but tomorrow he will lose it all to raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice.

Danny is a second year student at QE and tomorrow, at lunchtime in the Student Common Room, he will have his head shaved in front of hundreds of students. Danny has been working as a volunteer at St Teresa’s Hospice for six months and hopes to raise over £2000 for the Hospice.

 Danny explains:

‘I gain so much personally from helping at St Teresa’s and Christmas is a good time to give something back. The Hospice is a much more joyful place than people imagine. The staff are upbeat, people don’t want to be mournful and there’s a lot of laughter as well as sad moments. Tomorrow should be good fun but the key thing is to raise as much money as possible.’

Danny first started volunteering at the Hospice to gain experience to help him further his ambition of becoming a doctor, but his work now means much more than this.

Danny continues:

 ‘At QE I ‘m studying Maths, Chemistry and Biology and am focused on getting the high grades I need for studying medicine. I’ve always had a great interest in human biology and becoming a doctor would be great. I’d like to say thank you in advance to  all those who have sponsored me.’

Danny has applied to university to study medicine and hopes to gain a place at either Sheffield or Newcastle.