Avon Valley teacher to cut hair and support MacMillan

A maths teacher from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College is raising funds before ‘braving the shave’ for cancer charity Macmillan.

Teacher Tom Jewell is appealing for donations before losing his locks in front of the school’s students. So far, Mr Jewell has received £60 in online donations, and is aiming to break his £250 target before the event.

When speaking about his motivation Mr Jewell said “I have friends who have died due to cancer and others who have survived. I don’t feel I can pick one person to do it for, but know that cancer effects so many of us. As I am known for my long hair I felt this was something I could do to help more people survive.”

According to MacMillan’s Brave the Shave website “Across the UK, thousands of incredible people are getting sponsored to shave their hair for Macmillan Cancer Support. Whatever the reason, whoever they do it for - by braving the shave, they are helping Macmillan support even more people living with cancer. Since 2015, brave shavers have raised over £16.8 million.”

Headteacher, Alison Davies, said “Throughout the year we raise thousands of pounds for charities. By supporting different charities our students learn about the good causes and have opportunity to show their generous nature. I know the students are looking forward to seeing Mr Jewell lose his hair, and I wish him all the best with his fundraising efforts for Macmillan.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do so via Mr Jewell’s official ‘Brave the Shave’ fundraising page: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/thomas-jewell