30 August 2013
Bill Moore had his hair cut for Macmillan
A local of Harpole, Bill Moore cut his hair in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and raised a fantastic £1250.
Bill has been affected by cancer through the loss of many loved ones. His great niece, Tracey, passed away at the age of just eight in 1979, and his sister Shirley also died in October 2010 after battling breast cancer.
In September 2008, Bill also lost his wife of 54 years, Joan, to lung cancer, and therefore after being pestered by his friends from ‘The Live’ – his local pub in Harpole - and their continued banter after having grown his hair to shoulder length for no reason, he decided to chop it all off in aid of Macmillan. The event was held at ‘The Live’ on 12 May this year and everyone had the opportunity to come and cut off a lock. More than £1250 was raised that day, and Bill was over the moon with the amount. Macmillan means a great deal to Bill, for its support helped him through very tough times.
Bill is also a fantastic poet, and publicised the event with a poem offering them the chance to cut his hair. The poem reads:
The time is fast approaching D Day is almost here,
I know you’ve all been waiting to clip me round the ear,
I have therefore decided that you shall have your day,
I’ll let you loose with scissors to cut my curly locks away.
It’s charity I’m planning to take place in ‘The Live’,
Macmillan Nurses benefit from whatever you may give,
If ever you should need them they’ll be with you all the way,
They were there to give support when I faced my darkest day.
I’m leaving you to make a plan and you can choose the date,
I promise I won’t chicken out and I’ll try not to be late,
The weather may be warmer I’m really hoping so,
It will be draughty round my ears where my lovely locks now flow.
I’ll supply the scissors and I’ll try not to cry,
No doubt a little sadness as I wave my quiff goodbye,
Then I’ll look in the mirror when you’ve had your wicked way,
No lovely curls as I see now, but they’ll grow on me one day