Braving the shave to help beat cancer

Kimberley Swinney. EMN-151108-105532001
Kimberley Swinney. EMN-151108-105532001

A number of Sleaford area people are ‘braving the shave’ for Macmillan Cancer Support after experiencing the effects of cancer close up.

A number of Sleaford area people are ‘braving the shave’ for Macmillan Cancer Support after experiencing the effects of cancer close up.

Sleaford Tesco store manager Stephen Craig and colleagues James Redfern, Tom Lansell and Claire Walker are all set to get their hair shaved off for the charity’s latest fundraising scheme after Clare herself was diagnosed with the disease.

Night shift worker Claire is actually on sick leave undergoing treatment for breast cancer but is coming into the store on Tuesday to join the other three for a sponsored head shave at 2pm.

Store manager Stephen said: “I was so humbled by how well Claire is dealing with it I wanted to support her and raise money for the charity.” He said one of his staff is a trained hairdresser and will be doing the honours.

○ Also ‘braving the shave’ is Kimberley Swinney, 34, of Cranwell, she said: “Like so many others I lost my Grandad to cancer, it’s a devastating disease and that’s why when I heard a Brave the Shave advert on the radio, I felt inspired to sign up and help raise vital funds for Macmillan. Every penny raised will help give people with cancer and their families the specialised support they need, when they need it most.”

Kimberley, who works for Vitality which runs exercise classes for the over 60s around Sleaford, said: “I see a lot of people who are dealing with, recovering from or caring for a loved one with cancer, and therefore joining in the shave will also show my ongoing support for them on their journey.”

Her shave will be on Monday at 10.15am at St Denys’ Church Hall in Sleaford. You can go along to lend support or donate at www.bravetheshave.org.uk