Eccleshall headteacher braves the shave for cancer charity‏

Chris Middleton, headteacher of Bishop Lonsdale Primary School gets a close Shave in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
Chris Middleton, headteacher of Bishop Lonsdale Primary School gets a close shave in aid of Macmillan Cancer.

The headteacher of Bishop Lonsdale primary school in Eccleshall took a ‘bald’ decision in order to show his support for cancer sufferers, and raised more than £800 for Macmillan Cancer by having his hair shaved off.

Chris Middleton volunteered to Brave the Shave in order to support cancer sufferers connected with the school.

“Over the last six years, whilst I have been head of Bishop Lonsdale, I have known so many parents and children who have suffered as a result of having someone diagnosed with cancer and so I took the decision to go under the razor in recognition of them,”

A good job done!
A good job done!

he said.

“I’ve had fantastic support from everyone here, from staff to parents and children, and there was a great atmosphere when I actually had the shave, which I did on stage in front of the whole school.

“I’m thrilled with the amount of money we’ve raised so far, and there’s still more coming in.
I’m now hoping for a warm summer, as it is a little chilly having no hair!”

Mr Middleton, following the shave, with members of staff from Bishop Lonsdale Primary School.   
Mr Middleton, following the shave, with members of staff from Bishop Lonsdale Primary School. 
 

The total raised so far is £841.70, which includes the proceeds of a raffle and cake sale on the afternoon of the shave, as well as a generous donation from local Eccleshall business, Perry’s Butchers.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so at https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/christopher-middleton/