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UNLIKE most people who decide to shave their head for charity, Robert Bradley wasn’t nervous.

The 30-year-old, from Southsea, decided to embark on the charity event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

ALL GONE Robert Bradley after his shave

ALL GONE Robert Bradley after his shave

It is a charity close to his heart as they supported him and his family while his dad was suffering from the illness.

His father died in 2005 after four years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Robert said: ‘I was just 17 years old when my dad was diagnosed with cancer.

‘Macmillan Cancer Support and all their nurses were there for him and all of his close family from the day he was diagnosed with cancer right up until the day he passed away.

HAIR TODAY Robert Bradley before his shave

HAIR TODAY Robert Bradley before his shave

‘I remember that day like it was just yesterday.’

And Robert decided it was time to give something back to Macmillan and the first thing that popped into his head was to shave it.

He said: ‘I got the idea to shave my hair back in May but it wasn’t that long.

‘So I thought I should grow it for a bit first so it’s actually worth doing.’

Robert went to Crew, in Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, to get his hair shaved off.

During the process of shaving it, Kate Parsons, who works at Crew stopped at a grade one, but Robert insisted he wanted to keep going.

He added: ‘I wasn’t nervous beforehand so I just wanted to go for it.

‘I wanted it all off so was happy for them to carry on.

‘And I quite like it.’

Robert wanted to raise £500 for the charity and has so far reached £100.

He added it wasn’t as much as he hoped but he would carry on going.

As well as shaving his hair off, Robert also got his legs waxed.

He went to Pure Sun, in Elm Grove, Southsea, to get them done but was calm about the whole event.

‘I wasn’t nervous about getting my legs waxed because I didn’t know what to expect.

‘It did tingle a bit when they first started but after that is was okay. It wasn’t that painful.

‘Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support is the most important thing.’

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