Media Release

Chaplain raises £400 by Braving the Shave

A hospital chaplain is trying out a bald new look after Braving the Shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Rev Lee Gilbert, who supports patients and staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, had baked a cake for Macmillan last year but decided to go one better by having his head shaved for the charity.

Hairdresser Zara Aldridge, owner of Bobtailz, which is based in the hospital, did the honours on Friday, 28th September.


So far the Rev Gilbert has collected £400 as a result of this fund-shaver.

He said: “Macmillan do a fantastic job both in the community and here in the hospital. It is a brilliant cause and I would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported the event especially Zara for doing such a good job.”

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 Hair today – The Rev Lee Gilbert and Zara Aldridge, who owns Bobtailz, before the shave.

 Bald new look – The Rev Lee Gilbert after he Braved the Shave.

The press release and pictures can be downloaded here