Men put their heads together for charity
A GROUP of 13 men have put their heads together to raise cash to help beat cancer.The gang was inspired to shave off all their hair in aid of Cancer Research UK after they discovered their good friend, 51-year-old Sue Poole, was fighting cancer for the second time.
A GROUP of 13 men have put their heads together to raise cash to help beat cancer.
The gang was inspired to shave off all their hair in aid of Cancer Research UK after they discovered their good friend, 51-year-old Sue Poole, was fighting cancer for the second time.
Keith Churchyard, 51, who set up the event at Kesgrave's social club, said he was extremely moved by Mrs Poole's battle and was determined to help in any way he could.
Mr Churchyard, of Quebec Drive, Kesgrave, said: “Sue is one of my dearest friends and when we found out she had lung cancer we were so upset.
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“She has already fought breast cancer and got over that so to have this again is awful.
“She is such a friendly and bubbly person and when she said she would lose all her hair I thought I would do it too.”
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From there the plan snowballed and Mr Churchyard was joined by a dozen other men willing to go bald for the cause.
Those taking part include Mrs Poole's husband, John, of Sewell Wontner Close, Kesgrave, and son Liam, and Mr Churchyard's 22-year-old son, Ben, who has not had a haircut for a year.
Mr Churchyard added: “We had a lot of hair between us but we weren't nervous about it. One or two may have had some worries but when it is such an important cause something like shaving your head doesn't seem a big deal.
“And raising the money has been the easy part! We originally set a target of £500 but reached it in two days. Then we put it up to £1,000 and we've already done that.”
To support the men visit www.justgiving.com/headshavesp.
Are you collecting money for a good cause? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.