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£1,155raised of £250 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,155 to shave Marcus' hair off in support of a Beaver (Marcus' Son) who have lost their hair through chemo and raise funds for Dufftown Scout Group

    Location
    Dufftown, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

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    My name is Marcus and my 7 year old son was recently diagnosed with Cancer and is undergoing treatment in Aberdeen.

    As he's reached a particular stage, he and I have agreed that he shall be shaving my hair off to show my support and let him know his Dad stands by his side.

    The wonderful NHS is covering the costs of all aspects of his care and so we decided to fund raise for his own Scout Group.

    I re-established it in 2014 after it was closed for 25 years so I could help my son become a Beaver Scout. It goes from strength to strength and my son has developed some strong bonds and had some amazing experiences with those friends who have shown him such love and Support in recent weeks.

    It's still a young organisation and completely self funding - so it's always broke lol

    Dufftown Scout Group really makes a difference - from the little boy who was too nervous to come into the hall, he stood outside and cried for weeks. He then mustered up the courage to come into the room and became the first Cub to receive the Chief Scout's Silver Award in Dufftown.

    And there's the help it gives to the leaders - the stage it's given one leader who previously suffered badly from anxiety to flourish and grow; the other the confidence to express themselves and like today, the ability to let another leader (me) forget their woes for a day.

    Beavers & Cubs may not be for everyone - but it is open to everyone and positively enriches the lives of all involved...Including my own Super Hero.

    So I'm cutting off my hair to show explicit support for my Son and raise much needed funds for a force of good in a sometimes miserable world.

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    • MARCUS SALTER

      MARCUS SALTER

      7 months ago

      MARCUS SALTER

      It is done !

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    • MARCUS SALTER

      MARCUS SALTER

      7 months ago

      MARCUS SALTER

      30mins to haircut - I've washed my hair especially lol

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      MARCUS SALTER

      7 months ago

      MARCUS SALTER

      Wow - thank you to everyone who has donated, it's fantastic !! Looks like the haircut is happening on Saturday this week!!

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    7 months ago

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    Supporters

    46

    • Alex Black

      Alex Black

      Dec 1, 2016

      Well done Marcus!

      £20.00

    • Rosie C-H

      Rosie C-H

      Nov 29, 2016

      Sorry to be late to the party. I think you are an amazing support to Archie x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 26, 2016

      I sat in cathedral tonight and thought about my life. For a moment I moaned because sometimes it is really tough. What you & Archie are facing is REALLY tough & so, instead of moaning, I'm donating Xx

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 26, 2016

      £10.00

    • Chris Symonds

      Chris Symonds

      Nov 26, 2016

      Well done Marcus, Best wishes.

      £10.00

    • Louise & James

      Louise & James

      Nov 26, 2016

      Sending positive thoughts to you all, awesome action and support today Marcus 💖

    • Sarah Tudball

      Sarah Tudball

      Nov 26, 2016

      Such a great cause, good luck!

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    MARCUS SALTER

    MARCUS SALTER

    Dufftown, United Kingdom

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