Hair by S J Forbes, the award-winning, independent hairdressing salon in Egham, Surrey, has recently helped a local lady to ‘Brave the Shave’ for charity.
Sarah Reid, a Student Experience Officer for Royal Holloway Careers and Employability Service, wanted to shave her head to show solidarity to her Husband who is battling cancer. Sarah approached the team at S J Forbes, and stylist Mollie was more than happy to help with Sarah’s hair-raising experience.
Sponsored by friends, family and work colleagues, Sarah has raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan, which launched the Brave the Shave campaign in 2014. This year it’s already seen almost 1,900 people raise over £650,000 to support the work of the charity. Sarah said,
My husband is currently undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer and I wanted to raise awareness of the great things that Macmillan does to help cancer sufferers and their families. Brave the Shave is a very visual reminder to show people that cancer is still very much part of our lives, and I hope that the ‘buzz’ of the day reminds people to show their support. I want to say a big thank you to Mollie at S J Forbes and to everyone who supported me and donated to such an important cause.
Hayley Gibson-Forbes, Co-Director of S J Forbes added,
We are blown away by Sarah’s courage and her decision to become a ‘brave shaver’ to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We believe that as a business we have a responsibility to support our local community and charitable causes.