Tom’s long locks chopped for cancer charity

Tom Clayton, 29, started growing his hair in 2012 when his father,'Neil Clayton, was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 58. Now he has braved to shave to raise for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Tom Clayton, 29, started growing his hair in 2012 when his father,'Neil Clayton, was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 58. Now he has braved to shave to raise for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A Scotton resident has braved the shave for charity - five years after he started growing his hair in support of his dad’s cancer battle.

Tom Clayton began growing his hair in 2012 when his father, Neil, was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 58.

Tom had grown his hair for five years before braving the shave.

Tom had grown his hair for five years before braving the shave.

Five years later, the 29-year-old’s long locks had grown down his back to a staggering 50cm.

Tom said: “I shaved my hair before Papa started chemo. Five years later, he’s all cleared of his cancer and it was time for a trim.”

He agreed to cut it all off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in their fundraising event ‘Brave the Shave’.

He called upon friends, family and work colleagues to make a donation for the worthy cause and has so far raised £1,152.

Tom, a technical officer for West Lindsey District Council’s planning team, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated. I have more than reached my initial target and I am pleased to have raised so much for a worthy cause.”

Alongside the monetary donation, he has also donated his long locks to the Little Princess Trust.

To make a donation, visit https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/thomas-clayton.