Lewis turns adversity on its head

13:41 23 June 2014

Axminster Tesco employee, Lewis Stone - had his head shaved in aid of Diabetes UK. Lewis is pictured with his colleagues Kath Rabjohns, Tracey Croxall, Chloe Sansom, Angie Samways and Sharon Grinter. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 5529-26-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Axminster Tesco employee, Lewis Stone - had his head shaved in aid of Diabetes UK. Lewis is pictured with his colleagues Kath Rabjohns, Tracey Croxall, Chloe Sansom, Angie Samways and Sharon Grinter. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 5529-26-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Axminster checkout operator beats chemo treatment to the punch - and has his hair shaved off for charity

Axminster checkout operator Lewis Stone knows how to cash in on a bad situation.

Faced with losing his hair through chemotherapy treatment the 61-year-old decided to have it shaved off in advance – and raise money for a worthy cause.

On Friday colleagues at Tesco, where he has worked as a cashier for the last 11 years, helped remove his locks to raise money for the store’s charity of the year – Diabetes UK.

Said Lewis: “I was diagnosed with cancer about four weeks ago and I am currently undergoing chemotherapy. So I decided to have my head shaved because as my hair will fall out anyway due to the chemo it would be a good way to help with Tesco’s charity of the year.

“The managers all agreed with me and we arranged it for a Friday morning as there would be more customers about.

“Tracy Croxall cut my hair and did a fine job.”

It is not yet known how much Lewis raised.

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