Michelle braves the shave for Macmillan
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