22nd Sep, 2019

Specsavers assistant braves the shave to raise thousands for Macmillan

Ross Crawford 31st Oct, 2018

A REDDITCH optical assistant has raised an amazing £3,258 for Macmillan Cancer Support by ‘braving the shave’.

Lisa Wright from Specsavers in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre set herself a fund-raising goal of £2,500 for her long locks, and duly smashed her target.

“Everyone I know at the minute seems to be affected by cancer in some way, it’s all around us and it’s heartbreaking,” said Lisa.

“I felt that if shaving off my hair could help Macmillan continue their work, then it was the least I could do.”

Macmillan’s Brave the Shave has so far raised more than £1million in 2018, enough to fund 25 nurses for a year.

Store Director Gurdeep Bansal said: “It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces to watch Lisa brave the shave.

“The generosity and support from our customers was tremendous, I know Lisa wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone.”

After the shave everyone was invited to evening of further fundraising activities at the Cricketers Arms, on Beoley Road West.

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