An optical assistant from Specsavers in Redditch joined more than 9,500 people across the UK on 14 September to Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lisa Wright set herself a fundraising goal of £2,500 for the loss of her long locks and smashed her target by an impressive £750.

A word from Lisa 

‘Everyone I know at the minute seems to be affected by cancer in some way, it's all around us and it's heart-breaking,’ said Lisa. ‘Macmillan nurses are stretching themselves so thinly trying to help. I felt that if shaving off my hair could help them continue their work, then it was the least I could do.’

Macmillan’s Brave the Shave has so far raised more than £1 million in 2018 which could fund 25 Macmillan nurses for a year.

Providing support 

Store director Gurdeep Bansal was really proud of both Lisa and the support from the local community: ‘It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces to support Lisa when she braved the shave. The generosity and support from our customers was tremendous, I know Lisa wanted to say a huge thank you.’

It is estimated that one in two people will face cancer in their lifetime. Macmillan provide support to those diagnosed, helping them to take back control of their lives through a range of services including medical support, financial advice and a listening ear.

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