Mansfield college employee to shave his head for charity for a second time

Andrew before the chop with hairdressing student Maria SageAndrew before the chop with hairdressing student Maria Sage
Andrew before the chop with hairdressing student Maria Sage | Other 3rd Party
A Mansfield college employee has shaved his head for charity for a second time.

Andrew Spencer, 34, is an applications developer at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield, and he bravely had his long locks shaved off in the college’s hairdressing salon, and will help three charities through his kind act.

Andrew first had his head shaved ten years ago, when he was challenged by a colleague to take the plunge in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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He went for the chop and his infamous ponytail took pride of place on the staff noticeboard after his brave act.

And it was this colleague who also inspired Andrew to do it again, after she sadly passed away with the disease in 2019.

This time the ponytail will be making its way to a charity which can make use of human hair to create wigs for people who require them due to losing hair through cancer treatments or other conditions.

Andrew, who was a student at the college 15 years ago on the HND in IT programme, said: “We all know people who’ve been affected by cancer; it's a terrible thing, a scourge.

“It's hurt friends and family; it's took them away from us.

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“This is why I want to raise cash in this way for Cancer Research UK as well as John Eastwood Hospice in Sutton.

“Also, I hope my hair can go towards helping create wigs for children.”

Throughout his fundraising mission, Andrew has been speaking to friends and colleagues whose lives have been affected by cancer to get a deeper understanding of how cancer affects individuals and families.