Friends shave heads to raise £1,500 for Macmillan


Last updated Apr 23, 2021
Photo of Andrew and Michael after their head shave
Andrew Smith (centre) of Beauty Boutique ensured it was a close shave for Andrew (left) and Michael

In a matter of minutes Andrew Waite and Michael Brown went from hirsute to hairless – and the bald facts speak for themselves.

Their head shaves have raised more than £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is providing support for their respective brothers Martin and David.

Photo of Andrew and Michael before their head shave

Hats will be de rigueur for Andrew (left) and Michael for the next few weeks. (Photograph: Pat Waite)

Martin, who now lives in Gloucestershire, was diagnosed with lymphoma in October 2020 and is receiving chemotherapy treatments.

David, who is chair of Nidderdale Young Farmers, discovered that he had leukemia in 2019.

His treatments have been provided at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

Both have been supported by Macmillan over the course of their treatment.

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Pat Waite, who co-owns and runs the Sandwich Box takeaway in Back High Street, Pateley Bridge, with newly bald husband Andrew, said:

“Through the JustGiving page and other donations collected, he and Michael have raised more £1,500 and still counting.

“They would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all who have donated.

“Thanks also go to Russ Pool, who designed the poster to promote the event, and to Andrew Smith at Beauty Boutique for donating his time and skills to shave their heads.”

Anybody wishing to make a donation can do so via the pair’s Bold&Bald JustGiving page.



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