Close shave for college student

Hair and Beauty student Debbie Firth bravely had her hair shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Debbie, 34, chose to support this charity as both her nephew and auntie are currently fighting cancer, while one of her best friends sadly passed away from the disease earlier this year. Students and staff from the Hair and Beauty department at the college have already donated more than £250 for the cause.

The charity uses donations to pay for Macmillan nurses, who help people living with cancer and their families to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Debbie joins 24,049 other brave shavers this year who have raised almost £5 million for the charity.

Debbie said: “Originally this was a joke between my nephew and I about becoming bald buddies. I decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because of how wonderful they are and how much they really helped my nephew and our family with things you don’t see behind the scenes. I would like to thank the staff and students at the college for their donations.”

Brendan Chopra, Salon Team Leader at the colleges own hair salon Images Professional said: “We were delighted that Debbie asked if I would perform her head shave for Macmillan in Images. I think Debbie is an inspiration for Braving the Shave and it was lovely to see so many staff members and students turn up to support Debbie with this. The staff at Images wish Debbie all the best.”

If you would like to donate and support Debbie, you can find her Just Giving page at:

Last updated: 3rd November 2016

Originally posted on: 3rd November 2016