Luke braves the shave to raise £750 for Cancer Research in memory of his grandad

Luke Green having his mohican shaved off for cancer research by Bethan Lenton. Picture: Rob Morris.

Luke Green having his mohican shaved off for cancer research by Bethan Lenton. Picture: Rob Morris. - Credit: Archant

The mohican had been his trademark for five years but in one fell swoop it was shaved off raising a massive £750 for cancer research.

Luke Green having his mohican shaved off for cancer research by Bethan Lenton. Picture: Rob Morris.

Luke Green having his mohican shaved off for cancer research by Bethan Lenton. Picture: Rob Morris. - Credit: Archant

Luke “Tweek” Green braved the shave as a fund raising tribute to his grandad who died within three weeks of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

“It’s weird, I can feel the wind on my head, I feel lighter,” Luke said< “But more than that nobody looks and stares anymore.

“Over the years I have had people slow down in cars and shout abuse, I’ve had things thrown at me, been shot at with a kid’s gun - just for a hair cut.

“It has been an interesting experience, I’m really pleased I did it as it has raised way more than I expected.”


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The Mohican used to take about 10 minutes to style using heaps of hairspray but now Luke, who plays drums in punk band Damaged, says he will give it some time to decide what style to have next.

Luke’s grandad, 86 year old jazz drummer George Taylor Green was the inspiration for him learning to play the drums and encouraged his grandson to take up the hobby at the age of just six.

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The former Cromwell Community College student was last year invited to play drums with the Stranglers and his grandad went along to watch proudly.

“He used to say jokingly get a real hair cut, one like his and now I have,” said Luke, of Chatteris.

His fund raising page is open for a few more days along with paper order forms and he will then present the funds to Cancer Research.

• To sponsor Luke’s mohican shave visit his fund raising site at Just Giving.

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