Joseph ‘braved the shave’ for Macmillan Cancer Support

Joseph Ciancio-Dalby
Joseph Ciancio-Dalby

A Gainsborough school boy has ‘braved the shave’ to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joseph Ciancio-Dalby, nine, who is a pupil at Benjamin Adlard Primary School, had his head shaved on the last day before breaking up for the summer holidays.

Children also donated money to wear their own clothes to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Head of School, Sam Coy, said: “Jo is an inspiration and as a school we are all very proud of him and what he has done for others.”

Joseph’s mum, Marisa Dalby, said: “Joseph asked to do this as he sees poorly children on the television and wants to help.

“His grandad, my dad, died from cancer before Joseph was born and this also inspires him.

“It all went really well on the day. It was quite emotional.

“So far weve raised £221 on the donation page and another £98 in a collection tin and I know the school collected £120 on the day from children wearing no uniform and also the teachers all sponsored him.

“I dont know the exact total yet but I think its going to be close to about £450 once its all in.”

To support Joseph and make a donation visit www.bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/joseph-ciancio-dalby.

The money raised will help fund Macmillan nurses, maintain and build new information and support centres and employing benefits advisers and giving one-off grants to people in financial need.

For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support visit www.macmillan.org.uk.