Stu­dent Joe’s close shave is trib­ute to his dad’s pal

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A KIND-HEARTED teenager has shaved his hair off for char­ity.

Joe Hen­shaw, 14, took the plunge in mem­ory of his dad Stephen’s friend Tony Priest who died ear­lier this year.

The Fal­li­b­roome Academy pupil wanted to raise some money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Care and de­cided to join its cur­rent Brave the Shave cam­paign which urges peo­ple to shave off their hair.

He col­lected spon­sor­ship from school friends, teach­ers, fam­ily and pa­trons of the Weaver’s pub where Stephen and Tony would of­ten meet.

Dar­ing Joe, of Pen­rith Av­enue, Mac­cles­field, has now col­lected al­most £250 for the char­ity.

His proud mum Gil­lian said: “Macmil­lan was one of the cho­sen char­i­ties of Tony, who was a friend of Stephen’s for over 25 years, and so Joe thought it was a fit­ting trib­ute.

“Tony went into the Weavers with his fam­ily so he was well known and that’s where Joe saw him mostly when we were out as a fam­ily.

“Rais­ing £249 is in­cred­i­ble, as his tar­get was just £50. We are very proud of him for do­ing Brave the Shave in mem­ory of Tony.”

Joe Hen­shaw be­fore and af­ter the shave

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