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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

07:00
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dan Lavery is determined Devon Freewheelers will help save lives – as a Belfast ‘hidden hero’ undoubtedly helped saved wife Shelley’s life in 2005.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Sam Bader

Dad-of-one Sam Bader, 28, who grew up in Ottery St Mary, supports Devon Freewheelers by sponsoring one of the motorbikes, Bravo One.

Read more
Fri, 17:24
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Read more
Fri, 11:50
Checks were carried out by police at Honiton Tesco as part of a drive to cut down on defective vehicles. PC Steve Lee with Tesco staff Michael Williams, Mark Dowell, Angela Lockyer and Naomi Curtis. Ref mhh 6528-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The activity was part of Operation Mascot, the rural East Devon policing sector’s initiative to tackle travelling criminals, address driving offences and improve road safety.

Read more
Fri, 11:42
First year Sixth Form students Mikey Rose, Brad Burraston and Tom Broderick

Axe Valley Community College sixth formers selected to take part in for philosophy, politics and economics programme

Read more
Fri, 07:00
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers founder Daniel Lavery will do whatever it takes to keep his lifeline service on the road so other families can receive the same help and care that saved his wife’s life.

Read more
Thu, 14:09
Seaton Wetlands

Money raised will to towards the management of the nature reserve

Read more
Thu, 11:30
The Beviss & Beckingsale team. Photo by Matt Austin.

The law firm has recently taken over the entire ground floor of The Manor House, in High Street.

Read more
Thu, 07:00
Devon County Show 2012. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 9931-20-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Myphotos24

Organisers of the Devon County Show are putting the final touches to the county’s largest annual event, which opens today (Thursday) and runs until May 23 at Westpoint, Exeter.

Read more
Wed, 17:40
A new bench at Honiton cricket club was unveiled in memory of Sue Linsdell. Terry Linsdell with family and friends. Ref mhh 6088-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The bench is in Sue and her husband Terry’s favourite spot in the grounds.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder