Raising over £500 for the appeal, the brave ladies had their heads shaved on the 1st September.

The money will go directly to the Wish Appeal which grants the wishes of residents living in the Abbeyfield Kent Society's care homes across the UK.

There were some nerves jangling before the shaving took place, but both women stayed true to their word.

“If it can make a wish come true for one of our residents, it is totally worth it,” says Cheryl, senior carer at the home.

"We took one of our former residents, Esme, to the beach as part of The Wish Appeal, she has since passed away but it was so wonderful that she got her wish.

We are passionate about this because we’ve seen what the appeal can do and the amazing memories it can make.”

Leah, activity co-ordinator of the home, says “we took one resident, Gladys, to the beach with her sons, she doesn’t usually communicate but she was singing when she came back, it’s just a really worthwhile cause.”

The Wish Appeal can help to provide the funds need for trips away from the home, for example to a spa, a show or even a visit to a residents hometown.