Lee's close shave

First published in Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Dorchester reporter

A DORCHESTER man has baldy thrown himself into a fundraising challenge.

Lee Barnett had a close shave in the town’s Borough Gardens after being inspired by his terminally ill nan to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 26-year-old not only had his hair shaved off with clippers, he also had it wet shaved.

Lee said he was keen to raise money for Macmillan as it was a worthy cause and he had been determined to do something for his nan, Ena Barnett.

He said: “My nan is terminally ill and I wanted to do my bit to raise money.”

Lee said he set a target of £100 and had already collected around £80 by the time he was preparing for his headshave.

It was a family affair as nan Ena came down to show her support for Lee while his auntie Helen Evans did the honours with the clippers before cousin Karena Evans finished the job with the wet shave.

Ena said she was extremely proud of her grandson and hoped he was going to raise a lot of money for Macmillan.

As well as his family support, a crowd of onlookers also gathered to watch the headshave and several made donations after being inspired by his bravery.

To sponsor Lee online visit shaveorstyle.org.uk/shavers/lee-barnett/

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