Marc Shaving His Hair
I am shaving my hair off for Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust because it's close to my heart and I want to show support
We improve cancer care in West Berkshire to be there for cancer patients in our area
Charity Registration No. 1157796
I'm making a bit of a fool of myself, and upsetting a couple of family members along the way, in the hope that this will encourage people to support the cause. To those of you who have already donated - thank you so much, it does mean a lot to me!
All money raised will help NDCCT provide practical support to people with life threatening disease and their family. It will also help support their refurbishment project of 2 of the 4 Rainbow Rooms at our local West Berkshire Hospital.
I wanted to raise money for Newbury and District Cancer Care Trust, not only because it is my school house's chosen charity, but also because the work they do strikes a personal chord for me.
I never met my paternal grandmother. She passed away from cancer a couple of years before I was born, days before her 55th birthday. My parents tell me she would have made a wonderful grandmother and I really wish I could have met her. A few years later, it was my paternal grandfather who was taken away by this disease. I remember him talking about taking me to watch a Reading football match once I was old enough (he was a big fan!) but we never got the chance. Finally, two and a half years ago, my other grandfather passed away from cancer. He was what you would call a force of nature, the stereotypical head of the family and he is very dearly missed by us all.
When choosing my fundraising activity, I wanted to do something inexpensive which would benefit the charity rather than benefit me personally. I wanted to do something free and visually obvious which people could relate to the charity I was raising for. Then I remembered my grandfather losing his hair following chemo and I came up with the idea of shaving my hair,
Obviously, donations are pretty crucial to this being worthwhile and a success, so any and all support would be absolutely amazing, no matter how small.
If you'd like more information about the work of Newbury and District Cancer Care or The Rainbow rooms, please visit their website below.