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Antony Butcher

Hello, I'm Antony. I'm known for many things, but most noticeable is my ginger hair. I'm shaving this off (and maybe more...) for charity.

Raising money for
The Cellar Trust

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I've always been keen that we should be able to talk about mental health without judgement or prejudice. So when I got depression earlier this year, I started blogging my experience at

The reaction was overwhelming. So many people told me they wished they could share their stories, but didn't want to do it publically. So I started posting their stories and experiences anonymously on my blog. Their tales are raw, honest, and help us know that we aren't alone. 

Sharing stories helps, but we also need access to high-quality professional support. This is where the Cellar Trust comes in. They help people who have a mental health problem get into work, and provide a crisis service to keep people out of A+E.

What I've experienced this year has been horrible - I wouldn't recommend depression to anyone, and quitting your job makes paying the mortgage and feeding the cats challenging. 

But if as a result of this we raise some serious money for a great local charity serving an area with a serious need for mental health support (and manage to make me look silly at the same time) at least something good has come out of it. 

Event details

A close shave

We've all heard of Movember - but that's a little tame. So here's the deal - the more money we raise, the more hair comes off. The whole thing will be live streamed on Facebook (link in the donation thankyou email) so you'll get to see what I look like without my fire-camouflage. 

If we raise:
£100 - I'll be de-bearded
£500 - I'll have my head shaved
£1000 - I'll have my chest waxed

A few things to note:

  • I hate pain
  • My facial hair is my pride and joy
  • This would be the first time I haven't had a hair on my head since I was born
  • If you donate £10+ you'll get the opportunity to receive a lock of my hair! (Gosh only knows why you would, but...)
  • My wife really, really hates my chest hair
  • There's quite a lot of chest hair
  • I might have to go to job interviews as bald as an egg
  • I have a tiny bald patch on the back of my head and I'm terrified that my hair will grow back even thinner
  • I hate pain

Event date

31-October-2017 18:00  - 
30-November-2017 23:55

Event type

Sponsored shaving and Movember

Event is completed


Donation by Anonymous
on 01-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Enjoy the shaving, and hope it is not too painful! The things we do for such worthy causes. Well done. So close to the £1000 mark now ;-)
Donation by Jane Beety
on 15-11-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-11-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by william bulteel
on 03-11-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Antony!
Donation by Ash
on 01-11-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Well done Butch! Afraid to say you'll be rather chilly now. Doing an amazing job for such a worthy charity. "I knew a little ginger man with a head as bald as a moon faced man"
Donation by Gwynne Thomas & Family
on 01-11-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Meg
on 01-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £942.50
Offline Donations: £20.00
Total Raised: £962.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,164.38

Donations closed

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