Oliver McBurnie braves the shave for charity
14th October 2016
Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has "braved the shave" to help his best friend's fight against testicular cancer.
The 20-year-old, recognisable on the football pitch this season for his long locks, asked team-mate Stephen Kingsley to shave his hair for friend Joshua Hutchinson, who was diagnosed earlier this year and started chemotherapy this month.
Oli and a group of their friends decided to shave all their hair off to support Joshua's fight and help raise money for cancer charity Macmillan.
"Once I heard about Joshua my friends and I wanted to do something to help," said the Scotland Under-21 international.
"He is a great guy and we have been friends for a long time so I knew I needed to step up and help him out in some way and that is how 'Brave the Shave' started.
"Everyone knows I love my hair. I have been growing it since I joined Swansea City last August, so it is a weird feeling to have nothing left."
Fellow Scot Kingsley did the honours in the Swans dressing room watched on by a number of players. After the haircut, Oli called on people to help support the "Brave the Shave" campaign.
"It is going to take some getting used to," he laughs. "But I am glad I have done it. I hope everyone who watches the video and reads about this will lend support.
"Sadly cancer affects too many people in life, so whether it is for Joshua's cause or someone else's - keep raising money for Macmillan and other cancer charities."
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