Talk about a close shave: Elland care home residents chop bistro manager’s hair for cancer charity

A 103-year-old woman joined fellow residents of a housing with care scheme in West Yorkshire to shave the head of their restaurant manager.

Michael Young isn’t complaining, however. Well, he did volunteer to ‘Brave the Shave’ – all in aid of charity.

Young, 47, who runs the bistro at Together Housing’s Willow Court, in Elland, decided to crop his locks to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. But he made an even braver decision when he put the razor in the hands of his customers.

Michael, from Morley near Leeds, said: “Ahead of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on 27 September, I wanted to do something different to raise awareness, as well as a bit of cash.

“Working in a supported housing environment, I see the effects of life-threatening illnesses day in day out plus MacMillan is a charity close to my heart as my mum died of cancer.”

Marjorie Locke, 103, who is the oldest resident at Willow Court, added: “It was great fun although I was a bit frightened of pressing on too hard and hurting him.”

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Main Image: Michael Young, with Will Court residents, from the left, Lucy Preston, Sandra Mountain, Sylvia Ackroyd, Betty Murray, Joan Turner, Marjorie Locke and Jean Iredale

 

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