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Colchester yard assistant braves the shave to raise £700 for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 15:58 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 September 2017

John Plappert after his shave for charity. Picture: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

John Plappert after his shave for charity. Picture: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

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A Colchester building and drainage worker has done his bit for charity after raising £700 by shaving off his hair.

John Plappert before his shave for charity. Picture: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORTJohn Plappert before his shave for charity. Picture: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

John Plappert, who works as a yard assistant at Keyline, braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As part of his good deed, Mr Plappert said goodbye to a full beard and was covered in shaving foam as the cut got underway.

He said: “Nearly everyone knows someone who has sadly been affected by cancer, so I wanted to do something to support the fantastic work Macmillan Cancer Support does with people in the Colchester community.

“A huge thank you to all my family, friends and Keyline colleagues who donated and helped me to raise a fantastic amount of money – it’s greatly appreciated.”

John Plappert during his shave for charity. Picture: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORTJohn Plappert during his shave for charity. Picture: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

Mr Plappert is now one of more than 9,000 people to show their support in this way across the UK.

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