A brave member of staff from Specsavers Swindon has gone the extra mile for charity by having his head shaved to raise £350 for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Store manager Simon Backhouse waved goodbye to his full head of hair on Wednesday 30 November, courtesy of local hairdressers, The JJ’s Hair Group. 

‘I chose to do the head shave for Macmillan in support of people who are affected by cancer,’ Simon explained. ‘It was daunting to think that I was going to be losing all of my hair, so I can’t imagine what it’s like for those who don’t have a choice.'

Generous donations

‘I’d like to thank all of our customers who came along on the day for their generous donations to Macmillan. Every penny of the £350 raised will go towards supporting people who are fighting the disease across the country.’

Added to the money raised during the store’s Macmillan Coffee Morning in September, the Swindon team has raised more than £400 for the charity this year. 

Store director David Grieves added: ‘Macmillan is a fantastic charity and one that is very close to our hearts here at Specsavers. We’re all so impressed by Simon’s willingness to brave the shave for a very worthwhile cause.’

Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, emotional and financial support to cancer sufferers and their families. There are more than 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK alone. 

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