Holmewood teenager to '˜brave the shave' for Macmillan

A young student from Holmewood who has '˜always cherished his hair' is to have it all shaved off for charity.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 9:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:58 pm
Ryan Lowbridge will 'brave the shave' on Christmas Eve.

Ryan Lowbridge, 19, is to ‘brave the shave’ for Macmillan on Christmas Eve at the The Elm Tree Inn, Heath.

He is undertaking the feat to raise money and awareness of the killer disease and chose the haircut challenge so that everyone would know how much it means to him.

Ryan said: “I am a very self conscious person and I have always cherished my hair, I have always hated my hair being short and I have always grown it out.

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“Most people joke with me saying ‘you should get your hair cut’ and I have always said no.

“But by doing selfless acts I hope that I can help make a difference.”

He says he has personally been affected by cancer twice after his grandad had it and a friend of his lost her life to it as well.

Despite this, Ryan is not doing his shave for anyone in particular but instead wants to dedicate it to all sufferers of the condition.

“I myself have a form of Crohn’s disease that is going to stick with me for my whole life.

“Like everyone else, I get upset, depressed and anxious about how I am currently and how it can be in the future.”

“But I cannot comprehend the amount of distress a person diagnosed with cancer could feel.”

n To donate to Ryan’s appeal visit https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/ryan-lowbridge.