Rais­ing cash for Macmil­lan

Strathearn Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Duke

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.macmil­­lumshaw.

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 . . .

Callum, 27

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

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