Paul Brave's the Shave for Macmillan

By Jordan Harris | Walsall | News | Published:

A kind and caring man braved the shave to raise funds for Macmillan after declaring he wanted to 'do whatever he could' to help the cause.

Paul Snelling, 61, from Aldridge, has cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair to get around, however this didn't stop him from raising £800 for the cancer charity, inspired by the loss of his aunty and grandfather.

Paul's close friend Joyce Franklin said that he confided in her that he wanted to do something for charity earlier this year and decided that a head shave would be one way he could make a difference.

Joyce said: "Paul is just a kind, caring person, he is great to be around.

"He told me that he wanted to do whatever he could this year to help Macmillan, he has lost members of his family to cancer and felt inspired to help.

"He is a cheeky lad but I don't think he is too affected by having his hair cut off, he is proud to have helped.

"At first he just told me he was thinking about doing it, but then one day he said he had signed himself up and was ready to go."

Paul had his head shaved at More Than Nails in Aldridge by stylist Stuart Rowles.

Brave the Shave sees thousands of people across the country volunteer to have their hair cut off in order to raise money for Macmillan as one part of the numerous fundraising drives promoted by the company.


Another hugely popular event for the charity is the World's Biggest Coffee Morning.

Since the very first coffee morning was held in 1990 over £165.5 million has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, with £29.5 million raised last year.

If you would like to donate to Paul Snelling's Brave the Shave efforts, visit

Jordan Harris

By Jordan Harris
Senior Reporter - @JHarris_Star

Reporter covering Staffordshire/Walsall - also a keen gig goer


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