Three March men lose their locks for Macmillan Cancer
PUBLISHED: 15:11 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:15 28 November 2017
Three men braved the shave at a March barber shop to help raise more than £1,000 for a cancer charity.
Rob Wilson, Adam Chapman and Michael Smith all lost their locks as part of a Brave The Shave event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Held at Riverside Barbers, Alexandra Haswell, Macmillan fund raising manager for Cambridge, Ely and the Fens, said: “We’d like to thank Adam, Michael and Rob for their amazing fund raising efforts.
“It’s great to see so much local support. The funds raised will ensure we’re able to help more and more people affected by cancer every year.”
One of the organisers Katy Shroff, said: “It was very poignant for Rob and Adam as they took part in memory of their grandad who they lost to cancer last year, and who would have been 83 on the day of the shave.
“Macmillan were fantastic in helping to care for their grandad, and supporting the whole family during that sad time.
“So far a combined amount of over £1,100 has been raised by Rob, Adam and Michael.
“A big thank you to all that have donated.”
Shaving at the charity event were Sandra White, Katy Shroff and Charlene Smith from Riverside Barbers.
• Every year, more than 4,000 people in Cambridgeshire find out they have cancer.
• There are at least 24,000 people living with cancer in the county.
• Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer every year. The charity is there to support people during treatment, help with work and money worries, and listen when people need to talk about their feelings.
• Last year, around 100 Macmillan health and social care professional posts, often based at hospitals and in the community in Cambridgeshire, supported people with cancer and their families through difficult times.
• More than 820 people called the Macmillan Support Line for information and support.
• To help with money worries, more than £780,000 in unclaimed benefits was unlocked for people in Cambridgeshire by the Macmillan Support Line and 360 people received Macmillan Grants, totalling more than £134,000.