BRAVE SHAVERS RAISE CASH FOR CANCER

Four Old Town Inn staff members have 'braved the shave' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Landlord Paul Evans was joined by bar staff Phoebe Kirkby and Sebastian Stevens and chef Laszlo Mészáros in shaving their heads at the pub last night. Islanders Gordon Abbott and Martin Tompkinson also took part.

 

With sponsorships and donations on the night, the group raised at least £1,800, with more money still to come in.

 

Paul said: "I have very little hair now. I didn't have much to start with, to be fair, but now I have even less. But hair's nothing, it doesn't take long to grow back."

 

Explaining his reasons for taking part, he said: "I did it because of Liz Watts. She was the first person I met on these islands and she was always really nice. I miss her. So I thought I'd do it for her and then the idea caught on and other people started joining in."

 

Phoebe wrote on social media today: "Thank you soooo much to everyone who turned up and donated!!! It was a success!!! Now just need to tan my bald head a bit so I don't look like a potato!!"

 

People can still donate to the cause via boxes on the bar at Old Town Inn.

 

Brave the Shave is a nationwide month-long fundraising event organised by MacMillan aimed at supporting people with cancer.

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