Members of staff from Specsavers in Market Harborough braved the shave and raised more than £6,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Successful shave

Thirteen male members of the Specsavers team, on St Mary’s Place, had their heads shaved in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support ‘Brave the Shave’ fundraising event. 

Store director, Barry Henning, said: ‘It was a great day with lots going on. We were all quite nervous before, but it actually turned out to be really enjoyable. The team thought it would be funny to shave the middle patch of my hair first, so I looked like an old man.

‘We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved, from raising funds to coming down to the store and supporting us on the day. Thanks to the support from our local community, we were able to reach the remarkable amount of £6,598, and we are still receiving donations now.’

The thirteen men that took part were: Barry Henning, Umesh Mistry, Punit Mistry, Nakul Chauhan, David Pell, Tim Brayshaw, Neil Perry, Ashis Jogia, Charlie Allen, Jake Johnson, Nathan MacDonald, Bailey McFall and Chris Crowter. 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Barry continued: ‘We hope that this money will make a difference to Macmillan’s continued fight against cancer. I’d also like to say a huge thanks to the twelve men alongside me who went bald (and cold) for such a great cause.’

The team originally set out to raise £2,000 from this shaving extravaganza so are thrilled to have raised more than three times this. If you wish to make a donation you can still do so here.

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to provide support to people living with cancer in the UK, and their families. Ensuring there’s always someone to turn to, from the moment of diagnosis through to treatment and beyond, Macmillan helps people suffering with cancer take back control of their life. 

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