Ben ‘Braves the Shave’ and raises more than £3,000 for cancer charity

Brave shaver Ben Shouler has so far raised over �3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with more money promised EMN-160915-112815001

Brave shaver Ben Shouler has so far raised over �3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with more money promised EMN-160915-112815001

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A Melton businessman is sporting a more streamlined look after ‘Braving the Shave’ and raising more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ben Shouler, senior cattle auctioneer and a non-executive director at Melton Livestock Market, had his head shaved at Melton Mowbray Rugby Club on Saturday night by bar manager Nicola Mould.

Ben, who on the rugby club committee and a member of the Melton Mowbray Round Table, has embarked on many charity challenges over the years. He decided to ‘Brave the Shave’ in memory of his mum, Liz, who died about 10 years ago from ovarian cancer at the age of 57.

Ben said: “Everyone at some stage will be affected by cancer, whether it be themselves, a member of the family or close friend. I thought if I could raise a little money for a good cause by shaving my head then it would be a good thing.

“So far I’ve managed to raise £3,415 with still more money promised. I’m completely overwhelmed by it to be honest. I wanted to raise £500 and secretly hoped for £1,000, so to achieve over £3,000 is incredible. A special thanks goes to my wife, Lucy, who allowed me to come home after I had done it!”

People can still donate online at https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/ben-shouler/