Danny Tunnicliff, who works for the train operator Northbraved shaving at Ace of Fades barbers in Fleetwood,

Danny said: ‘A very good friend of mine was recently diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer and she has started a weekly double dose of chemotherapy to try and blitz it before it spreads.

“Usually the chemo lasts three times a week, which highlights the seriousness of his case.

Danny Tunnicliff braves the shave at Ace of Fades barbers in Fleetwood.

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“No one on the railway in my 32-year career has ever known me with short hair, so it’s going to be a shock to my colleagues – and me.

“All money raised will support Macmillan’s work, so if I can raise money by shaving my hair – my hair being something I’m known for – it’s the least I can do.

“Northern has been really supportive, helping me promote what I do and donating some passes that will be raffled off as part of my fundraising efforts.”

Danny Tunnifcliff before the shave…

The Macmillan charity provides expert health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

It also examines the social, emotional and practical impact that cancer can have and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan’s aim is to reach and improve the lives of all people with cancer in the UK.

…and Danny after the shave.