On Friday 19 August Councillor Stephen Haymes, Chairman of Arun District Council paid a visit to the barbers that he won’t forget in a hurry!
As part of his Civic fundraising, Cllr Haymes participated in the Macmillan Cancer Support initiative, ‘Brave the Shave’ and had all of his hair shaved off to raise money for this worthy charity.
Cllr Andy Cooper, Chairman during 2015/2016 did the Honours at his barbers shop in Rustington, Clipper Street Barbers with Arun District Council Chief Executive Nigel Lynn, Deputy Leader Cllr Dudley Wensley and a few Arun District Council officers there to give their support.
Cllr Haymes said “I know it is called ‘Brave the Shave’ and it is a big step but not in the slightest bit brave in comparison to the challenges that those with cancer, and their loved ones, face on a daily basis. Macmillan Cancer Support do such wonderful work that being able to highlight the charity and raise some money is an honour. I would like to thank Cllr Andy Cooper of Clipper Street Barbers for agreeing to shave my hair off and for supporting my fundraising efforts as well as supplying me with a new hat to protect my head from the elements! I appreciate all the kind wishes and donations I have and am still receiving, and look forward to being able to add the final funds to the Arun District Council staff fundraising for Macmillan in September.”