Portsmouth man Braves the Shave in the fight against cancer

David Coomber, halfway through his Brave the Shave challenge
David Coomber, halfway through his Brave the Shave challenge
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A Portsmouth resident has taken part in the MacMillan Brave the Shave challenge, raising money to battle cancer.

David Coomber, 52, from Stamshaw took part in the charity’s drive after his sister-in-law battled cancer and survived.

Mr Coomber, who works at the First Bus depot in Hilsea, said he has always wanted to help raise money for charity, but due to having trouble with his knees was unable to take part in many fun runs.

He said: ‘I have always wanted to do something for charity.

‘I found out about the Brave the Shave campaign and thought I can sit in a chair and get my head shaved so this is my way of donating to charity.’

Mr Coomber had his head shaved at The Terrace Men’s Salon, in North End, who donated the fee of the hair-cut to the charity.

So far Mr Coomber has collected £400 with his colleagues at First Bus set to donate a further £150.

Mr Coomber was joined by wife Janice and their two daughter’s Leah and Ellie.

‘My family thought it was a brilliant thing to do,’ added Mr Coomber.

‘I also think my daughters find it amusing now that I am bald.

‘I didn’t really care about what I will look like after as I know it was all for a good cause.’

To sponsor Mr Coomber towards his target of £750 visit bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/david-coomber.