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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Published: 11/03/2016
Brave the shave

Many have had their hair coloured, highlighted, long, short, up and down, but not shaved off completely - until now!

A City of Lincoln Council officer has decided to sign up to take part in Brave the Shave for Macmillan - an event taking place in August where people show solidarity for those undergoing cancer treatment by being sponsored to shave their hair off.

On Friday, August 7, Communications Officer Julie Lea will proudly lose her hair to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

She said: “I’ve always loved being able to ‘do’ my hair, it’s been various lengths and colours. Now I’m going to lose it but I won’t be scared.

“I know the event is called ‘Brave the Shave’ but I’m not sure it’s particularly brave. To me the bravery is of the people fighting this awful disease who have to go through so much. To battle through the treatment and all it brings is the brave part.

“I’m not brave. The worst that could happen is my hair doesn’t grow back. That’s not life threatening.”

Julie, and 3,345 other brave shavers, have raised a fantastic £120,666.75 so far - which means Macmillan can continue to provide support for people with cancer and their families.

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