September 24th, 2016

Matchborough schoolgirl to Brave the Shave for Macmillan

Matchborough schoolgirl to Brave the Shave for Macmillan Matchborough schoolgirl to Brave the Shave for Macmillan
Updated: 2:47 pm, Apr 29, 2016

A KIND-HEARTED schoolgirl will surrender to the clippers this spring when she shaves her hair in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave campaign.

Maddyson Iles, who is just 12-years-old, is taking the step after losing her adoptive uncle, Kevin Luxton, four years ago.

Kevin, who both Maddyson and little sister Mackenzie nicknamed Uncle Lucker because he survived his operations, sadly passed away at just 35 after losing his battle with a brain tumour. He died just hours after getting married.

Maddyson said: “He wasn’t exactly my uncle, but he went to school with my dad and they were really close.

“He first got diagnosed in his early 20s and had an operation which caused him to lose his speech and the use of one side of his body.”

The Church Hill Middle School student added her Uncle Lucker would always bring the sisters presents and sit for hours as they stuck Cinderella stickers he had brought them on his bald head.

Maddyson added: “He was amazing to us all and he didn’t deserve to die the way he did or how young he was.”

In memory of her Uncle Lucker, Maddyson will join the other 24,447 brave shavers who have collectively raised a total of £3,731,876.68 for the campaign by shaving their heads.

The Matchborough youngster, who will be 13 by the time of the event, will face the shears at Cutting Edge Hairdressers in Church Hill on May 28.

Along with raising funds for Macmillan, Maddyson will donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair due to lifesaving treatment.

Visit to support Maddyson and the Brave the Shave campaign.