Lewis turns adversity on its head
13:41 23 June 2014
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.