Swim teacher inspired by gran to shave hair off for can­cer cause

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A SWIMMING teacher is shav­ing her head for a char­ity which helped her gran.

Steph Evans was inspired to take on the chal­lenge in aid of Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

She will also do­nate her hair to the Lit­tle Princess Trust, which cre­ates wigs for chil­dren with can­cer.

Steph wants to raise as much money as pos­si­ble ahead of the big event at the Poacher’s Inn in Bolling­ton on Satur­day, Au­gust 22, at 8.30pm.

On the day there will also be some live mu­sic and a raf­fle to help boost fundrais­ing.

Steph, who has been a swimming in­struc­tor for 18 years at Bolling­ton Health and Leisure Cen­tre, said: “This is quite a big thing for me as I am quite well known in the lo­cal area.

“I think a lot of fam­ily and friends didn’t think I was ac­tu­ally se­ri­ous. This is go­ing to be a shock not only for them but also ev­ery­one who knows or recog­nises me.

“But in my opin­ion it is only hair and it will grow back. Hope­fully a lot bet­ter than it is now. And as it is for such a wor­thy cause that so won­der­fully cared for my gran, it’s my turn to give some­thing back.

“Af­ter think­ing about this for a while and in a sud­den rush of ‘let’s do this’, I de­cided to brave the shave as my mum did a few years ago.

“She said how lib­er­at­ing it is and it has al­ways inspired me to do it as well.

“It’s amaz­ing how you can sud­denly get so at­tached to some­thing like your hair, even though I don’t par­tic­u­larly like it!

“Yes, I could have done a sky­dive or ar­ranged a cof­fee morn­ing, but I’ve been there done that and wanted to do some­thing big­ger and dif­fer­ent.

“My aim was to raise £500 but af­ter only two weeks of fundrais­ing I have achieved that and the amount keeps ris­ing, which re­ally keeps me go­ing and makes me proud of what I am do­ing.”

To spon­sor Steph visit bravethe­shave.org.uk/ shavers/Stephanie-evans.

●● Steph Evans is hav­ing her head shaved to raise money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port

●● Carl Enser has been pro­moted to sales di­rec­tor at Delta Comtech

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