Nescot student shaves beard to raise money for charity

Sep 29, 2015

Nescot student shaves beard to raise money for charity

A Nescot student shaved his beard off at college on Monday to raise money for a charity for young people with brain injury.

Cameron Muir, a 19-year-old Performing Arts HND student, said he wanted to do something unusual for The Children’s Trust to try to help boost their profile as well as raising cash.

“I’ve been growing my beard for two years and although it might sound trivial I’m actually really attached to it,” said Cameron, who lives in Carshalton.

“I thought about doing something like running a marathon or having a cake sale, but I felt I should do something that means a lot to me.”

Cameron decided to donate to The Children’s Trust after visiting their Tadworth base and meeting some of the young people the charity helps.

“It’s an amazing cause, and no matter how much I manage to raise I’m proud to be supporting them,” he said.

“The charity makes such a difference to the lives of the young people it helps, and it’s also really special to be supporting an organisation close to home.”

Gavin Maxwell, section leader for Performing Arts, shaved Cameron’s beard in the department’s main theatre on Monday lunchtime, while Media students filmed for their Clocktower TV channel.

Gavin, who has just started his own fundraising challenge for Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re proud of Cameron’s commitment to the cause, as well as all the students and staff who have donated.”

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, and works with young people nationwide to offer services including rehabilitation, expert medical care and education.

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