Free Hairdresser's Cape when you Brave the Shave with Macmillan Cancer Support
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Free Hairdresser's Cape when you Brave the Shave with Macmillan Cancer Support

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Found 24th Jul 2015
Brave a shaved head for Macmillan Cancer Support they will send you out a specially designed Brave the Shave hairdresser’s cape to help with your shave, along with a badge you can wear to let people know about the amazing challenge you’re taking on

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Such a great cause - I hope I'll be seeing many shaved heads! I have a Macmillan One to One nurse who has been so helpful and supportive and who probably saved my life when I became very unwell during chemotherapy. Everyone with cancer should have one - dig deep!

I have both my brothers doing brave the shave on the 30th of August,such a great cause Macmillan have help me during my cancer treatment

I did it last year for a t-shirt, took pics and sent the money but no t-shirt,

yancoates

I did it last year for a t-shirt, took pics and sent the money but no … I did it last year for a t-shirt, took pics and sent the money but no t-shirt,



Just think of it as an extra donation you made to Macmillan. They didn't have to pay the cost of a t-shirt for you or the cost of packing and posting it to you. So more money kept in the pot for helping cancer patients. On behalf of those patients - thank you!

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ceres

Just think of it as an extra donation you made to Macmillan. They didn't … Just think of it as an extra donation you made to Macmillan. They didn't have to pay the cost of a t-shirt for you or the cost of packing and posting it to you. So more money kept in the pot for helping cancer patients. On behalf of those patients - thank you!



I know, I know, I did a good thing. Lost a lot of friends and family to cancers of all kinds so it felt good, just had more use for a t shirt saying I helped and support Macmillan than a hair dressing cape AFTER I have shaved my head a second time lol

I am happy about that

ive already got a shaved head. can i get one? great cause. heat!

I find this offensive....brave the shave?

Oh your precious hair!!! What a sacrifice shaving it off...Not

What about people losing their hair who have no choice but to shave it off.
Disgraceful

mikeyrobbo

I find this offensive....brave the shave?Oh your precious hair!!! What a … I find this offensive....brave the shave?Oh your precious hair!!! What a sacrifice shaving it off...NotWhat about people losing their hair who have no choice but to shave it off.Disgraceful



That's a bit of an over-reaction. The whole point is to show support for those who lose their hair due to their cancer treatment, to raise funds for a great cause and to have a bit of fun along the way. I've just finished chemotherapy with the associated hair loss and I'm not in the least offended - quite the opposite.

mikeyrobbo

I find this offensive....brave the shave?Oh your precious hair!!! What a … I find this offensive....brave the shave?Oh your precious hair!!! What a sacrifice shaving it off...NotWhat about people losing their hair who have no choice but to shave it off.Disgraceful



So everyone should have some chemotherapy to show their support?

dreamager

So everyone should have some chemotherapy to show their support?



No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off your hair, making out it's some huge sacrifice you are making when people are doing it every day

mikeyrobbo

No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off … No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off your hair, making out it's some huge sacrifice you are making when people are doing it every day



Well yes, for lots of people it is a big sacrifice. In human culture hair has become a very important part of image, and people spend a lot of time maintaining their hair. People get very upset about having hereditary baldness etc. and people who have chemotherapy get very very upset about losing their hair, which is why there are various support charities set up for finding people wigs, and helping people cope with the self esteem and image issues they have with their hair loss. So yes, hair is important for very many people, and hair loss for chemo patients is a very traumatic this for many of them, so shaving your head can easily be a big sacrifice for people

mikeyrobbo

No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off … No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off your hair, making out it's some huge sacrifice you are making when people are doing it every day



Just think about it, all the people with shaved heads will make it almost fashionable. This means that those who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment will no longer be the exception, so there are fewer funny looks, fewer questions, less of an assumption that they are sick.

It's a good deed.

I have a funny shaped head, so no way.

mikeyrobbo

No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off … No...just don't act like you're doing this amazing thing by shaving off your hair, making out it's some huge sacrifice you are making when people are doing it every day



But doing something that raises awareness and a bit of cash along the way is infinitely better than doing nothing, is it not?

Nobody claimed it was a huge sacrifice, and anyone taking part is obviously aware that people have their hair shaved every day, some through choice, and others not. Those "braving the shave" though are unlikely to have done so outside of this campaign, and whilst it isn't a big sacrifice it is likely to raise questions among their peers, which is where the cash will most likely come from.

What may seem insignificant to some can collectively, with enough people taking part, make a huge difference to the lives of others, and I personally think berating them for it is a bit short sighted.

This comment is not directed at anyone in particular - so I hope that no-one takes offence!
Life is too short to argue about why people should or shouldn't shave their hair off to raise awareness for charity. If you don't want to shave your hair off, don't. If you do want to shave your hair off, do it. I have lost people I love to cancer, but personally I would not shave my head. Everyone is different and donates their time / money differently/ I appreciate that this is a fundraising idea that has worked well in the past, hence why they are encouraging people to do it again this year. Hopefully it will bring even more awareness to charity and will one day save lots of lives.

The chief execs £161,000 salary has got to come from somewhere so get giving!

mikeyrobbo

I find this offensive....brave the shave?Oh your precious hair!!! What a … I find this offensive....brave the shave?Oh your precious hair!!! What a sacrifice shaving it off...NotWhat about people losing their hair who have no choice but to shave it off.Disgraceful




Someone is trying to do something good - I think your response is disgraceful.

Bigfootpete

Someone is trying to do something good - I think your response is … Someone is trying to do something good - I think your response is disgraceful.



Well, I think you are disgraceful

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If you are going to shave your hair off, do it properly otherwise it's just a buzz cut, so many I see are left at grade 3-4.
I wouldnt deem it a sponsored "achievement" if there is lots of hair, the term "shaved" in the main refers to use of a RAZOR for a close cut not merely scissors & tidying up by clippers, otherwise it's like asking for a cup of tea & just receiving hot water in a cup, ..half-assed.

It was a proper skinhead or nothing for me, ...& that used to include taking off the eyebrows for a laugh too! ..(regularly) so close a cut that my head & my wooly hat used to act like velcro & stick even when i'd been tumbling through snow..

Braving the shave might not be for everyone but every one that does brave the shave helps support families and loved ones when they need it most.
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