Tamworth Bobbies ‘Brave the Shave’ in support of colleague

October 29, 2015

THREE police officers based at Tamworth have ‘braved the shave’ in support of a colleague diagnosed with cancer.

The trio have already raised around £600 for Macmillan cancer support charity.

Sgt Mark Lee and PCs Paul Cotton and James Rogers had their heads shaved, while PC Rogers also said goodbye to his Father Christmas-style beard.

PC Venus Wakley took charge of shaving the willing subjects, and the hair-raising event was witnessed by Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) commander, Chief Inspector Steve Smith and deputy commander Inspector Jason Nadin, as well as other officers and members of staff. Guest of honour Sgt Karen Abbott captured all proceedings on camera.

Event organiser, Sgt Lee said: “We’ve done this in support of Sgt Karen Abbott who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, and has had to have her hair shaved off.

“It’s a big deal for a woman to lose all her hair, so we just wanted to show some solidarity with Karen. I expect it’ll feel a bit cold for a while but we have to wear a hat as part of our uniform, so it probably won’t be that bad!

“I have registered with the ‘brave the shave’ website, www.bravetheshave.org.uk/ and have asked anyone who wants to donate to do so through the website. Thanks to people’s generosity, we’ve already raised around £600 for Macmillan and hope to boost the figure further.”