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I’m ‘Braving the shave’ on my next cruise

Hey guys! A little bit of a different post from me today. I’ve got an announcement to make… please be kind!

I’m ‘Braving the shave’ for Macmillan cancer support

In September I will be taking a cruise onboard the Marella Discovery around the Baltics. I am REALLY excited to try Marella and cannot wait to cruise for two whole weeks! On the last sea day (September 24th) I will be shaving my head for Macmillan cancer support. Brave the shave is an amazing campaign which has raised 1.3 million pounds so far this year.

What will happen on the day?

Exact details are still to be confirmed but I will be chopping off all of my hair… The aim of which is to raise money for Macmillan primarily but I will also be donating my hair so that it can be made into wigs for children who are unable to grow their own hair for whatever reason. (It’s so strange to write all of this down, makes it seem a lot more real).

I’ll be doing it somewhere public onboard (theatre, lounge, pool deck etc!) I hope that as many fellow cruisers will come to support me as possible! Should be good fun to watch anyway.

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After the event

I don’t think I will try and live stream the event, ship wifi at sea is never too reliable and I’d prefer you to see the finished product on my terms (fluffy potato head!). I’ll be updating my YouTube channel with a video about the shave the day after so please make sure you subscribe: Emma Cruises – YouTube.

Who are Macmillan?

Macmillan are a British charity who help to support people who have cancer and their families. Their slogan is ‘life with cancer is still life’ which I LOVE.  Their goal is to help improves the lives of everybody living with cancer and they do this by providing advice and support on a huge range of issues. They’ll help you with things like finances and work because cancer isn’t just a thing that affects you physically. There are a lot of other things to worry about. Macmillan run ‘drop in’s for and support lines for anybody. Macmillan also have nurses who are able to help out whenever required, often providing well needed respite to the families caring for those with Cancer.

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How can you donate?

We all know somebody who has been affected by cancer and we all know what an amazing job the people at Macmillan do. Please dig deep and give anything that you can spare. Every penny helps, even if you can only donate 50p please do!

Donate on Just Giving here. 


TEXT ‘SHAVE 18469’ to 70550 to donate £5

(Text number for the UK only)⠀⠀⠀

Why am I doing it?

I have been thinking about doing this for a while, always waiting for the “right time”. I came to realise that there probably is never a good time to shave your head. It was at my grandad’s funeral that I finally made the decision. He lived a full life but, even still, life is so short and none of us know how long we will get. I want to give something back to those who are affected by cancer. The work that Macmillan do is incredible and if I ever had cancer or anybody I knew had cancer, I would want Macmillan to be there.



You can watch the shave below.