A YAPTON councillor has got ahead of a fundraising campaign.
Cllr Stephen Haymes backed the Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave campaign by having all his hair shaved off.
His fundraising will be added to the charity initiatives being undertaken by Arun District Council’s staff next month to support the worthy cause.
Cllr Haymes has represented Yapton on the district council for many years. He is a former chairman of the local authortity and also chairs Yapton Parish Council of which he is a long-standing member.
Cllr Haymes said: “I know it is called Brave the Shave and it is a big step.
“But it is not in the slightest bit brave in comparision to the challenges that those with cancer, and their loved ones, face on a daily basis.
“Macmillan Cancer Support do such wonderful work that being able to highlight the charity and raise some money is an honour.”
Cllr Haymes saw his hair hit the floor at the Rustington premises of Clipper Street Barbers, which is owned by fellow Arun councillor Andy Cooper.
Arun’s chief executive, Nigel Lynn, deputy leader Cllr Dudley Wensley and a few council officers were present to give their support.
“I would like to thank Cllr Andy Cooper, of Clipper Street Barbers, for agreeing to shave my hair off and for supporting my fundraising efforts as well as supplying with a new hat to protect my head from the elements.
“I appreciate all the kind wishes and donations I have had, and am still receiving, and look forward to be being able to add to the final funds of the Arun staff fundraising for Macmillan in September,” said Cllr Haymes.
Find out more at https://bravetheshave.org.uk