A media student has had his locks sheared for charity by the same college friend that inspired his supportive fundraiser.

Jamie Chevalier-Watts said he chose to Brave the Shave in solidarity of Steven Jenson, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

He aimed to raise £250 but has managed to smash the target by raising more than £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jamie said: "I decided to Brave the Shave to show cancer isn’t something to be messed with. No one in the world deserves cancer and Steve is one of the most positive and strongest people I’ve ever come across."

The event was streamed live on Facebook at Highbury Campus, where the duo study creative media production.

The 18-year-old added: "I want to thank everyone for their incredible support and help in reaching our target-I’m absolutely over the moon, thank you so much, it means a lot."

And Steve had the honour of giving Jamie his new hairdo.

He has been diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma of which 1,900 people are diagnosed in the UK every year.

The uncommon cancer develops in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, but is one of the most easily treated types of cancer.

Steve had his first round of chemotherapy late last month.

He said: "My hair will eventually fall out and having my friends getting rid of their hair, it just makes it a lot easier for me. It’s a scary thing and it’s hard but I’ve so much respect for my friends who are doing this for me."

Click here to donate towards Jamie's cause.

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  • Date 04/06/2018