Stewarts Garden-Centre’s shave page

Come back 25 September 2018 for results!

I am shaving in memory of all of our friends, family and colleagues who have been affected by cancer.

Stewarts Garden-Centre has raised £1,270.00 of their £2,000 target.



11 July 2018

Shave date

25 September 2018

Days remaining


My Story

Paul’s Journey: The catchy TV advert of the guys distorting their faces to get a "close shave" IS MY STORY in a nutshell! That's how I discovered the small, firm, pea sized lump in the side of my neck in March 2013. Two weeks later I was in hospital undergoing the first of two major surgeries and embarking on an extensive course of radio and chemotherapy. My three sons, sideswiped by this, dressed in drag and ran a 5k race for 'Boys Beating Cancer' and my relatives, dear friends and work colleagues donated a substantial amount in sponsorship, at this, the beginning of my cancer journey. This very week, Thursday 26th July 2018, I have achieved the milestone of my 5 year hospital sign off from cancer treatment! I am here, fit, healthy and well, thanks to my amazing surgeon and the caring specialised hospital team at Churchill Hospital, Oxford but also in no small part to the unfailing great Macmillan team too. The outstanding work that Macmillan does requires enormous resources to provide help and support for ALL those touched by cancer and they are there 24/7, 52 weeks of the year, every year, always and unconditionally. So, 5 years on, cancer free, embracing life and now back on my home turf and working for Stewarts, I am once again asking relatives, dear friends and colleagues to sponsor me and my Stewarts colleagues participating in 'Brave the Shave' at Stewarts Christchurch on Tuesday 25th September, but this time in celebration of my life. Please give anything you can to this most personal and worthwhile of causes, and to maximise your donation please ensure you add 'gift aid' if you can.


Good luck Katherine and team Stewart. from Greg and Morag

From Morag Hunt on 14/08/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done James, have to say you can pull it off! Best of luck to the Stewarts team, what a great cause to support! Best, Marj.

From Marjolein Heijna on 14/08/18


Paul, so pleased to hear that you have the "all clear", such a relief to you & Emma. Much love Norton & Ann Collins

From Norton Collins on 12/08/18


Go team Stewart’s!! From Mark & Fern

From Mark Gallagher on 11/08/18


Great news paul youve had the all clear. See you soon.

From john bennett on 10/08/18

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck Belle, a very brave thing to do and for a brilliant cause.

From David Fry on 07/08/18

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Belle x

From Anonymous on 07/08/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Belle, very well done. You should be very proud of yourself, I certainly am.

From Nigel Giles on 06/08/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Paul and all at Stewarts x

From Annabel Lewis on 05/08/18


Good luck Belle. Brian & Margaret

From Brian Dunmore on 04/08/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

A very brave thing to do Paul!

From philippa kidgell on 03/08/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

You are all so awsome. May all of Stewarts be full of brave bald soles Sam and peter Nash

From Samantha Nash on 03/08/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Paul. See you soon. x

From Jenny Brookes on 03/08/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Make sure that beard goes as well Duncan! Well done to all involved.

From Philip Park on 03/08/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Marc! But how will he run his hands through your hair now?

From Jacob Whitmarsh on 01/08/18


Well Done Guys :)

From Matthew Fay on 01/08/18


Well done Marc, good cause and i’m sure your boyfriend will still love a bold you xx

From James Godwin on 01/08/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Belle - really proud of you taking on this challenge :) Lots of love x

From Helen Dunmore on 01/08/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Marc looks better bald anyway xx

From Lloyd Rixon on 01/08/18


From Anonymous on 01/08/18


Belle I am so proud of you, a fitting thing to do to remember AM. WELL DONE ALL AT STEWARTS

From Jacqueline Avis on 31/07/18

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Belle! We are very proud of you! Jenny & Ray

From Jenny Knight on 31/07/18

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done!!

From Jason Hardwick on 31/07/18


From Michael Scott on 31/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Keep fighting, Always Paul. Best wishes. Taff

From Gareth Hughes on 31/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Belle. Hope it goes really well.

From Paul Johnson on 31/07/18

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Belle AM would be very proud of you. UC

From Collin Avis on 30/07/18


Good luck everyone.

From Kevin Parsons on 30/07/18

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Go for it Paul! Mark and Wendy Hilliam x

From James Hilliam on 29/07/18

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Dan, a very brave effort for a great cause, Mac & Karen

From Anthony McConnell on 29/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Dan (& all your colleagues!) - FANTASTIC cause. x

From Kerry Lawford on 28/07/18


Goodluck Paul x see you next week x

From Sherrianne Spearpoint on 28/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best with the fundraising! So glad you survived and now are able to share your life with us.

From Rachel Silva on 27/07/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

From Sam Field on 27/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

All the Best Paul.. From Ross @ Dobbies

From Ross Anderson on 27/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Looking forward to seeing the results - all for an amazing cause.

From Al Sheppard on 26/07/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck, photos needed please!

From Nick Davies on 26/07/18


Great cause Duncan!

From David Beech on 25/07/18


You're the Best

From ibby white on 25/07/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

So proud of you even though you didn't have much hair in the first place xxxx

From Sara Brown on 25/07/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Good luck everyone all the best

From Wayne Young on 24/07/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done guys! Truly amazing! X

From Rachel Atkinson on 24/07/18


From Anonymous on 24/07/18

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid