Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave is back


Now in its fifth year, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave is back.
Throughout the month, thousands of fundraisers across the country will be taking the plunge and shaving their heads to raise vital funds for Macmillan. The money raised will allow Macmillan to continue to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support.

Whether it is in memory or support of a loved one, or to make a difference to those living with cancer today, each shaver has their own special reason for taking part.

If you’d like to join the thousands who are taking part, signing up is simple – just pick a date, gather family and friends and do something different for a good cause. Locks that are long enough can be donated to The Little Princess Trust to enable them to provide free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

If shaving your head isn’t for you, you can support a shaver by donating to their online profile on

Over the past five years, generous participants and sponsors of this unique event have raised over £22.7 million for the charity. This incredible amount could pay for 140 Macmillan nurses for three years – helping people living with cancer receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Sarah (pictured), took part in Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support in March 2019. She says:
“I shaved my head to raise money for Macmillan and know well the fantastic services they provide for people living with cancer. Your money makes a real difference to people’s lives.”

For more information on Brave the Shave, to sign up or to donate, visit

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