21 September 2018

Image of Madison to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmillan nurses

“I understand that the name of it is ‘Brave the Shave’ but then me voluntarily shaving my head isn’t brave. The people who are brave are the nurses who are treating people with cancer, the families and friends of the people with cancer, and the people who actually have cancer – they don’t have a choice about their hair falling out.”

Second year College student Madison Howard’s take on shaving her head to raise money for Macmillan cancer support nurses is considerably braver than she gives herself credit for.

Macmillan nurses help thousands of people each year deal with both the emotional and physical impacts of cancer – and not just the patients either: they are on hand to help the families and friends of those suffering too.

Madison has a very personal reason for getting involved in the charity’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign, which has already nearly £2m so far this year.

She said: “I’ve had lots of family that have been affected by cancer. I’ve had family members who have had cancer and lived but then I also had my uncle who passed away a couple of years ago due to terminal cancer.

“I was very close to him so I got to see all the palliative care that he was given. MacMillan nurses are a big part of offering that care so any extra funding they can be given will directly help a lot of people.”

She’s all set to shave her head in College on Monday 1st October and if you can help Madison raise the money that she and the Macmillan nurses so richly deserve then follow this link to donate - https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/madison-howard

Category: College Life

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