Cruise blogger Emma Le Teace is due to shave her head shaved on Marella Discovery this September as she aims to raise £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The 24-year-old is the creator of www.cruisingisntjustforoldpeople.co.uk and was voted Favourite Cruise Blogger at The Wave Awards this year.
The cruise blog evolved into a collaborative community of young cruisers and now has over 40 contributors sharing a variety of content to the site, from reviews to top tips.
Le Teace decided to participate in the Brave The Shave challenge following the death of her grandfather from bone cancer and has described herself as “95 per cent terrified, five per cent excited.”
She commented: “I have been thinking about doing this for a while, always waiting for the “right time”. I came to realise that there probably is never a good time to shave your head.
It was at my grandad John’s funeral that I finally made the decision. He lived a full life but, even still, life is so short and none of us know how long we will get.
I want to give something back to those who are affected by cancer. The work that Macmillan do is incredible and if I ever had cancer, or anybody I knew had cancer, I would want Macmillan to be there.
Their slogan is “life with cancer is still life”, which I love. Their goal is to help improve the lives of everybody living with cancer and they do this by providing advice and support on a huge range of issues.
They’ll help you with things like finances and work because cancer isn’t just a thing that affects you physically.
Macmillan run drop-ins and support lines. They also have nurses who are able to help out whenever required, often providing well-needed respite to the families caring for those with cancer.”
She continued: “Brave The Shave tends to raise £4-5m a year for Macmillan, which is incredible. The amount of people that type of money can help is mind-boggling.
I will also be donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who need them. It is great to be able to give something tangible.”
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