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Thank you so much to all of you who have donated so generously, and of course to all the volunteers who shaved their heads! Kept warm by some particularly lovely woolly hats in King's colours, for which we are very grateful.  It's still not too late to donate (we've all still got very silly hair after all...) so please do spread the word and let's see just how far we can push that amazing total!

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Kate McCutcheon, a member of King’s College, Cambridge, was unable to return to college this year after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour towards the end of the summer. The tumour has been successfully removed and Kate is now undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and will be for another eight months.

To show solidarity with her and to raise loads of money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a group of King’s students are shaving our heads. The current list of soon-to-be baldies is:

Hannah Shackleton, Alex Hayes, Alice Moore, Lotte Cutts, Angus MacDonald, Rob High, Paddy Kane, Chris Logan, Kieron Kumar, Elliot Carter, Paul Thomas, Rob Smith, Ben Laing, Tom England, Will Lawn, Brendan Doran, Ed Liddall, Adrian Fielding, Oisin Huhn and Mark Gotham.

We plan to make this into a bit of an event, so on Saturday 26 November we will set up in King’s bar and go bald against cancer. Those with long enough hair will be donating it to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children.

Kate’s situation has prompted us to do this, but considering that one in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, we also have many other people in mind, as I’m sure do you.

Any donations would be gratefully received. The King’s Affair committee has also kindly agreed to donate half of its charity budget to the cause, for which we are very grateful.


If anyone wants to get involved, either by being shorn or helping with fundraising, email Hannah (hvs25@cam.ac.uk) or Lotte (cec71@cam.ac.uk).

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Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis affects everything and we’re here to help people feel more in control. How do we do this? By providing a range of medical, emotional, financial and practical support and pushing for better cancer care. Because no one should face cancer alone.

Raising money for

Run by Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Donations 501

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/12

£5.00

This is really inspiring, saw the video on VarsiTV

Donation by Sara Stillwell on 10/03/12

£15.00

Donation by Anonymous on 26/01/12

£5.00

Best wishes to Kate and well done to all

Donation by Brian Archer on 24/01/12

£85.00

Well done to everyone involved!

Donation by Lynne and Den Troakes and family x on 23/01/12

£20.00

Donation by Cambridge University Air Squadron on 19/01/12

£78.00

Well done Hannah - a wonderful and supportive gesture from you all. Martin, Pauline, Catherine & Alex xx

Donation by Martin Bell on 19/01/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Massive respect to you Hannah and everyone else - you're all amazing!

Donation by James Moore on 19/01/12

£20.00

Lotte, you rock!!

Donation by Matthew Taylor on 14/01/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Best wishes to Kate and every success with your treatment

Donation by Irene McLaughlin on 13/01/12

£25.00

Donation by Una Clancy on 01/01/12

£20.00

God Bless :)

Donation by Derek O'Brien on 01/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Lotte West-Oram on 30/12/11

£10.00

Donation by Rory O Connor on 25/12/11

£10.00

Good work guys.

Donation by Michael Sinnerton on 23/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Roger Smith on 21/12/11

£12.00

Respect. David, Juno and the girls (friends of Jill).

Donation by Juno Mckee on 19/12/11

Best wishes

Donation by Andrew McLardy on 19/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

With lots of love to Kate

Donation by Pat and Anne Ledwidge on 17/12/11

£200.00

Donation by Anonymous on 17/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Lotte! Love George and the Curtis family. You look amazing! :D

Donation by Alysa Curtis on 16/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Reuben Shiels on 14/12/11

£10.00

Well done to you all - you need to raise your fundraising target!

Donation by Nicki Little - friend of Jill Grimshaw on 13/12/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Janet Davies on 12/12/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Natasha Yapp on 09/12/11

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,571.00
  • Offline donations£569.07
  • Text donations£115.00
  • Total raised£13,255.07
  • Gift Aid£1,307.75

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