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Thousands Raised for Cancer Research Wales in Group Head Shave

An incredibly daring group of nineteen fundraisers sacrificed their locks this month by shaving their heads, all in the name of a good cause.

The local Whitchurch fundraising team took part in a ‘Close Shave II’ at the Maltsters Arms in Whitchurch, to raise funds for Cancer Research Wales. With all donations and pledges to date, the group are well on their way to hitting their £10,000 target for the event.

The event followed ‘Close Headshave I’ which took place in 2015 at the pub, when 25 people raised £11,000 for the charity.

Last year, regulars at the pub raised a further £12,700 for the charity through a series of events including an auction, quizzes, and a football match.

Katie Killoran, Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research Wales said:

“We are all in absolute awe of every single person that took part in the event, especially Whitchurch local, Sharon Davies, who was the only woman in the group!“

“To shave your head to raise vital funds for a charity, is a selfless and astonishingly brave act of kindness and we are incredibly grateful to all those involved in this year’s successful event.”

Liz Andrews, Cancer Research Wales Director, said: “We’d like to thank all those involved in a Close Shave II this weekend. Shaving your head for charity is an outstandingly brave and honourable fundraising idea and I applaud all who took part!

“It’s thanks to dedicated fundraisers like these that we’re making vital developments into early diagnosis, treatments and cures of cancer every day, with our world-leading scientists, right here in Wales.”

Event organiser, ‘Headshave II’ participant and Effective Communication Managing Director, Alastair Milburn said: “Over the last ten years the community has come together and raised more than £50,000 for charity. This year’s event has been another great success, and we’d like to encourage the people of Cardiff to get their locks growing and take the leap with us next year to raise even more money for Cancer Research Wales.”

You can still donate to the group’s Virgin Giving page at www.bit.ly/2CUaht1