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WATCH: Eddie does 'Brave the Shave' for Macmillan

WATCH: Eddie does 'Brave the Shave' for Macmillan

Published at 10:50am 25th September 2017. (Updated at 10:54am 25th September 2017)

A Knaresborough teacher has bravely cut off his hair and beard, after being diagnosed with a form of cancer called myeloma.

Eddie Churchill, from King James's School, is about to undergo treatment which would make him lose hair anyway.

He decided to 'Brave the Shave' for Macmillan Cancer Support in front of colleagues and pupils.

Watch what happened:

 

Eddie told Stray FM: "Macmillan Cancer Support have been absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process and what they do for all families affected by cancer is quite amazing, so I thought there's no better way to embrace what's coming in the next month or so for me than to 'Brave the Shave' and raise some money for Macmillan.

"At Harrogate District Hospital, they fund specialist nurses who are absolutely wonderful and who give you the support and the reassurance you need that takes away that emotional worry and takes away some of the financial strain as well. They provide support for not just the person who's suffering, but the entire family around them.

"When I first started this, I thought I'd set myself a target of £200 and see what I can raise. So far, we've raised over £500 and that's growing. A massive turnout at school, which is fantastic, and a huge thank you from me to Samantha from Top Hat Barbers in Knaresborough who's done the shaving. A true professsional - nobody but a professional is going to touch my hair and beard - and she's done an amazing job.

"The support I've received from friends, family, school, from everybody, has been absolutely amazing."

You can support Eddie's fundraising here.