Lincoln council officer ‘braves the shave’ for cancer support

City of Lincoln Council communications officer Julie Lea bravely chopped off her hair, raising hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support on August 7.

Julie joined thousands of people up and down the country in the charity’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign throughout August, showing solidarity for those undergoing cancer treatment.

No turning back!

No turning back!

Inspired by the loss of family members to the disease and watching people close to her go through treatment, Julie said: “I’ve always said that I’m not brave. The people who are having treatment for this awful illness are the brave ones and I have nothing but complete respect for them and what they are going through.

“I was never going to not do it and I’m really pleased that I did. I can’t say I wasn’t nervous to start with but as soon as the head shave got under way I remembered why I was doing it and it spurred me on.

“Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me, and to Billy at Toni and Guy who did the head shave for me. I really appreciate everyone’s support.”

The team at Lincoln Toni & Guy were at had to do the honours.

Julie has raised almost £600.

Julie has raised almost £600.

Julie is looking at a fundraising total of almost £600. People can view her ‘shave page’ and donate here.

Across the country, almost 20,000 people have gone for the chop, and fundraising has already surpassed the million mark.

Julie isn’t alone in Lincoln. Joanne Austin, also known as ‘Greg’ is raising money for her brave shave on August 23. People can see her profile and donate here.

Know someone braving the shave? Get in touch with their stories and pictures via news@thelincolnite.co.uk.