CALLUM TAKES SHORT CUT!
Raising cash for Macmillan
Crieff’s Callum Shaw went for the chop last week in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The 27-year-old “braved the shave” for the charity at Salon Shades in King Street and raised a whopping £649.50.
And the lopping of his locks also marked Callum’s ten year anniversary of being cancer free.
Mum Teresa Brady told the Herald: “Callum had been wearing his hair longer for a while. He then decided to keep growing his hair even longer so he could mark the occasion of him being ten years free from cancer this December and raise some funds for Macmillan as they helped him when he needed them and he felt he would like to give something back.
Last year Callum and step- dad Scott Brady walked 100 miles of the West Highland Way in five days, raising almost £2500 between them - £1522.50 for Macmillan and £960 for Epilepsy Scotland. Callum has been helped by both charities. He was diagnosed with non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 17.
He also sustained a head injury a few years later, which caused him to develop epilepsy.
Teresa added: “Following the shave, he is now feeling very cold, especially his face, with the lack of beard. He has not said if he will be doing any more fundraising at the moment. However, knowing Callum I am sure there will be more in the future. His target figure to raise was £500, but he has passed this and, hopefully, he may get more donations over the next few days.”
The former Crieff High pupil has a donations page on the Macmillan Brave the Shave website at bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/callumshaw.
Callum said: “It’s been ten years since I won my battle with cancer and I would like to raise as much as possible for this fantastic service who provide exceptional care in improving the lives of people affected by or living with this horrible life-changing illness. Please donate as much as you can spare and help to change the lives of people going through this.”
A spokesperson for Macmillan said: “Whether braving the shave or donating to someone taking part, you’re ensuring that Macmillan can be there for people with cancer and their families.”
The money raised will mean Macmillan can support even more people by providing nurses, support centres, advice lines and more.
It’s been ten years since I won my cancer battle . . .
Snip Left, Callum’s locks are cut off Hair today Right, Callum before the shave All shorn Callum after he had braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer