Covers Portsmouth employee getting ready to shave 22 inches of hair for charity

An employee from Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Portsmouth is getting ready to shave off all 22 inches of his hair to raise money for the charity Sarcoma UK.

Oliver Martindale, who works as an operations manager at Covers Portsmouth, is fundraising in memory of his aunt, Michelle Martindale. Michelle had battled and overcome sarcoma – a rare form of cancer – but sadly became ill in February this year and passed away. She was a supporter of Sarcoma UK, so Oliver is carrying on her fundraising and will be shaving his hair on Wednesday 21st December.

As part of Covers’ match funding scheme, the company will be matching the amount of money Oliver raises by up to £1,000.

Oliver commented:

“My Aunt Michelle bravely battled sarcoma and is very much missed by all our family. I wanted to honour her memory and raise money to help the charity continue to support other people fighting this type of cancer.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, and to Covers for pledging to match my fundraising – it’s very much appreciated.”

Donations to Oliver’s fundraising can be made via his Just Giving page –