Brave shave for cancer charity
A SWIMMING teacher has smashed a fundraising target to collect more than £3,500 for cancer care by shaving her head.
Stephanie Evans set herself a target of £500 when she decided to ‘brave the shave’ for Macmillan. But after a successful night in The Poachers Inn she has smashed her target and raised more than £3,500.
She decided to support Macmillan after family members suffered from cancer.
Stephanie said: “When I was 10 my gran and gramps lived with us while my gran was sadly dying of cancer. Every day fantastic nurses from Macmillan came in to care for her. I have always fancied shaving my head and as my wonderful auntie is currently undergoing treatment for cancer I felt inspired to raise some money.
“What started out a fairly small thing turned into a big event held at The Poachers Inn. With live music from fantastic sister duo Cloud Nine featuring Emma and Jodie Buckland, and newly formed band The Braccioners with pub landlord Rob Ellwood on guitar along with fellow bandmates Matt Wheelton, Martin Gilder and Carl Butterworth the nigh was a roaring success. We had a raffle with over 50 prizes, beer donated kindly by Happy Valley Brewery and loads of support.
“With hairdresser Katy Brosnahan taking charge and mum Kay getting her hands on the clippers as well all my hair came off. Everyone has said how much it suits me short but we will have to see.”
Stephanie, a swimming teacher for 18 years at Bollington Health and Leisure Centre and member of amateur dramatic and operatic societies, said she has had tremendous support from local people.
She said: “A special thank you goes to Anthony Davies and Helen Valentine for helping with the raffle, Richard Buck for taking fabulous photos and also Helen and Rob Ellwood for letting me hold the event at their pub.”
Visit bravetheshave.org. uk/shavers/stephanieevans to donate.
Left, Stephanie Evans, left, raised more than £3,500 for Macmillan by shaving her head at The Poachers in Bollington, below, hairdresser Katy Brosnahan takes the clippers to Stephanie’sp locks
●● David Taylor pictured with member Ann Stringer, from Bollington Horticultural Society