Michelle braves the shave for Macmil­lan

Stockport Express - - Wildlife -

A DOG groom­ing salon put its clip­pers to work on a client with a dif­fer­ence when staff agreed to per­form a char­ity head­shave – on a hu­man.

Michelle Wood de­cided she wanted to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmil­lan Can­cer Care and asked Sara O’Brien at Groom­ing Marvel­lous in Great Moor, Stock­port, if she would do the hon­ours.

The 46-year-old mum said she was in­spired to take on the chal­lenge by her mother-in-law, who is bat­tling breast can­cer, as well as her great grandad and her nana, who both died of can­cer.

She said: “I have had var­i­ous fam­ily mem­bers and friends fight can­cer and I just wanted to do some­thing to raise some funds.”

Michelle said she chose Groom­ing Marvel­lous to give her the chop as she takes her dog Woody there ‘and the girls are all lovely’.

“The lady who cut my hair was more ner­vous about it than I was,” she said. “I ac­tu­ally felt ok about it. It feels very strange now, but it was for a very wor­thy cause.”

And there was even an ex­tra el­e­ment of chal­lenge, as Michelle has re­cently un­der­gone an op­er­a­tion on her arm and had to take her sling off while her hair was be­ing cut, which she said was ‘quite painful’.

She raised around £160; to find out more visit bravethe­shave.macmil­lan. org.uk/shavers/michelle­wood.

And Michelle af­ter hav­ing her head shaved

Michelle Wood, left, be­fore the shave with salon owner Sara O’Brien

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