Media Release

Chaplaincy member being shaved bald for Macmillan fundraiser

A member of the Team QEH chaplaincy is having his hair shaved off in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Rev Lee Gilbert is taking part in the charity’s Brave the Shave and hopes to raise at least £500.

He said: “I see a lot of patients who lose their hair whilst they go through treatment. For some, but not all, it is the one thing that worries them the most.

“As a chaplain here I see the fantastic work that Macmillan does. And previously in my role as a church minister, I’ve seen Macmillan’s work in the community outside of the hospital, giving people support and help. It’s a brilliant cause.”

He added: “I do wonder what my six-year-old daughter will think to Daddy without any hair!”

Mr Gilbert will have the shave done in QEH’s The Hub café by a staff member from Bobtailz, the hair salon located in the hospital. It will take place on Friday, September 28, at 2pm.

To donate online to Mr Gilbert’s fundraising visit www. bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/lee-gilbert

Since 2015 brave shavers have raised £16.8million for Macmillan.

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