18-year-old Myles Ackland is sacrificing his curly locks to ‘Brave the Shave’ to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Myles will be losing his much-loved hair on Friday, 22 July in Macmillan’s Brave the Shave campaign. “I’m gonna miss it, but it’s for a good reason.”
“I saw the advert on TV and thought it was a good cause. I know people who have had cancer and wanted to help others.”
Macmillan launched its Brave the Shave campaign both to raise money and so that people could express solidarity with cancer patients going through hair loss.
Proceeds go towards Macmillan activities, including nurses who provide one-to-one support for cancer sufferers, maintaining information support centres, and providing financial support and advice.
£10 spent on a Macmillan Line could help someone claim more than £400 in benefits, £360 would run an information and support centre for a day, and £1,020 would fund a Macmillan nurse for a week.