Fundraising Media Release

Drummer head shave raises thousands for QEH

Local musician raises money for local hospital through head shave.

Tom Ogden, drummer of Norfolk band Deaf Havana, wanted to raise money to support those fighting on the front lines against the virus.

Tom said: “I felt like a spare part sat at home while others are out risking their lives to help fight this disease and thought, why not try and help a little more?

“My mother works at the Endoscopy Unit at the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech, but moved to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to help fight the virus, along with lots of other nurses. I’m close to my mother and I can see how hard this situation is for her and many others.

“My mother has been a nurse my entire life. It’s opened my eyes more to the situation, but the money raised is for everyone fighting COVID at the QEH.”

Despite still having his hair, Tom has already raised £1,500 for the hospitals fund, and will be braving the shave this Friday.

Everyone who donates are in with the chance of winning a special prize as a ‘thank you’ from Tom.

He said: “The winner will get some amazing artwork, including an original piece drawn by myself. The prize also includes a £50 tattoo voucher for Almost Angels in Ely.”

Further details of the giveaway can be found on the band’s Facebook page.

The head shave is taking place on Friday 17th April and will be live-streamed on the Deaf Havana Instagram page. To find out more or to donate to Tom’s JustGiving page, click here.


To download the press release and photo, click here.