At the end of January, Public Services Level 1 learner Will Neagle decided to make the cut for cancer and have his head shaved in Bolton College’s Wella Centre of Excellence.
Will found out about Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign from his cousin, who has also sacrificed his hair for the cause, so after applying as a donor and receiving a t-shirt from the charity branded ‘I’m a brave shaver’, Will set about raising funds.
Will’s mum had cancer two years ago and his uncle has also recently been diagnosed with the illness. For this reason, the 17-year-old learner wanted to do something to raise awareness and make a difference to the wider cause.
Will, who called on the skills of a barbering learner for his new hair style, said: “I feel great about it. It was pretty long before but it’s good. I’ve had lots of support from friends and family. Every little helps!”
Will managed to raise a grand total of £130.00. The bulk of donations came from friends, family and tutors at Bolton College.
Gareth Wild, Public Services Lecturer at Bolton College, said: “We are all very proud of Will, who has chosen to do something very noble to raise awareness and money for his family and Macmillan Cancer Support.”
Areum Kim, from Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “We are extremely grateful to supporters who have ‘braved the shave’ for Macmillan Cancer Support. With 2.5 million people currently living with cancer in the UK, Macmillan needs more people than ever to get involved and raise money to help ensure no one faces cancer alone.”