Close shave for ‘sir’ helps boost charity

Eldon Primary deputy head James Moss with pupils
Eldon Primary deputy head James Moss with pupils

Pupils at a city primary school are in for a hair-raising assembly with a 
difference.

Next week, more than 200 youngsters will sit down in the hall at Eldon Community Primary School to watch their deputy headteacher have his beard shaved and legs waxed.

James Moss is going through the painstaking ordeal to raise awareness of cancer research.

The following day, April 28, he and other men in his family will swap their training shoes to walk a mile in high heels around Preston’s Avenham Parks as a tribute to his cousins suffering from cancer.

His cousin Roisin, who lives in Preston, underwent a double mastectomy as a result of breast cancer and had been cancer free for three years until now.

Her sister Lindsey was also diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

James said the sisters wanted to be with each other but Lindsey lives in Australia so are unable to travel due to their treatment.

He said: “The whole family has been devastated but inspired by the determination Roisin and Lindsey have shown to beat this horrible illness.

“Both have set out to raise money for Cancer Research to support others suffering from cancer and, as such, they have mobilised an army of family and friends for fund-raising events.”