A hair-raising achievement! Cruise blogger Emma makes more than £28,000 for cancer charity by shaving her head live in front of YouTube followers

Getting the chop: Emma laughs as friend Ruth starts cutting her hair (Picture: Emma Cruises/YouTube)

Cruise blogger Emma Le Teace has raised more than £28,000 ($36,000) for a cancer charity by having all her hair cut off live on YouTube.

It’s the second time the 28-year-old from Sussex has ‘braved the shave’ for Macmillan – she last did it in 2018 when she raised £5,000.

She told me: ‘At the time, I was over the moon with the amount. I had fewer than 2,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel back then so when I hit 100,000 a few months ago I decided that I should do the event again, hoping to raise more this time. We passed £20,000 ($25,000) even before the event started. I have been blown away by the support and generosity of the cruise community.’

Hair it goes: Emma shows off her new style at the end of the live stream (Picture: Emma Cruises/YouTube)

Emma is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children with cancer.

She dedicated the appeal to all those affected by cancer, particularly to the memory of her friend and fellow cruise YouTuber Sean Mullen, who died aged 43 from pancreatic cancer in Florida last year.

There are three ways you can still donate, she explains on her website:

Directly to Macmillan (UK residents only)
Through YouTube Giving (most countries except Australia)
Through JustGiving (worldwide)

Emma might not appear bald for long, though – she’s packing some colourful wigs as she’s heading off on a Nineties cruise!

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