True team spirit shown to spur on football coach’s fundraising

Dance night raises cash for Titchfield cancer centre

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TEAMS showed their support for an inspiring manager by shaving their heads for charity.

Two months ago Paul Clark, the manager of Havant and Waterlooville Football Club under-10s, was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

CANCER HEAD SHAVE     (EB)    MRW      2/11/2014  ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43)  to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going gone ....very quickly  ! ''(left to right) Hairdresser Chanel Bailey (28) with Paul Jehu (43), Paul Clark (32) and hairdresser .....and accountant Jo Loveless (41)''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4346) PPP-140211-203058003

CANCER HEAD SHAVE (EB) MRW 2/11/2014 ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43) to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going gone ....very quickly ! ''(left to right) Hairdresser Chanel Bailey (28) with Paul Jehu (43), Paul Clark (32) and hairdresser .....and accountant Jo Loveless (41)''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4346) PPP-140211-203058003

Following an operation to remove the tumour doctors found a small number of cells had spread to lymph nodes in the back of his stomach.

Now the 33-year-old dad of three, from London Road, Horndean, is undergoing chemotherapy at Southampton General Hospital to give cancer the boot for good.

On Sunday he and his friend Paul Jehu, the manager of Portchester FC under-10s, shaved their heads to raise money for the hospital’s chemotherapy ward.

He said: ‘The teams were supposed to play a match but the weather was so bad they couldn’t.

CANCER HEAD SHAVE     (EB)    MRW      2/11/2014  ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43)  to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going gone ....very quickly  ! ''(left to right) Hairdresser Chanel Bailey (28) with Paul Jehu (43), Paul Clark (32) and hairdresser .....and accountant Jo Loveless (41)''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4341) PPP-140211-203018003

CANCER HEAD SHAVE (EB) MRW 2/11/2014 ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43) to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going gone ....very quickly ! ''(left to right) Hairdresser Chanel Bailey (28) with Paul Jehu (43), Paul Clark (32) and hairdresser .....and accountant Jo Loveless (41)''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4341) PPP-140211-203018003

‘Instead six adults and five footballers joined me and Paul in getting our heads shaved.

‘I just couldn’t believe it. It was such an honour to have them doing it beside me. It meant so much to me.

‘I feel very positive about everything. Two days after my diagnosis I had the operation.

‘Now I’m having chemo and it is hard going because every three weeks I have intensive treatment. But I bounce back.

CANCER HEAD SHAVE     (EB)    MRW      2/11/2014  ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43)  to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going gone ....very quickly  ! ''The aftermath.....with wives, family and friends all at AFC Portchester clubhouse to raise funds ....with a breakfast as well ! ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4350) PPP-140211-203047003

CANCER HEAD SHAVE (EB) MRW 2/11/2014 ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43) to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going gone ....very quickly ! ''The aftermath.....with wives, family and friends all at AFC Portchester clubhouse to raise funds ....with a breakfast as well ! ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4350) PPP-140211-203047003

‘The cure rate for this cancer is 95 per cent, which is really positive.’

Altogether £1,100 was raised – double Paul’s original target – and it’s not too late to donate.

Go to virginmoneygiving.com/team/baldy.

CANCER HEAD SHAVE     (EB)    MRW      2/11/2014  ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43)  to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going GONE  ....very quickly  ! ''(left to right) Paul Jehu (43) and best friend Paul Clark  (32) ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4373) PPP-140211-202929003

CANCER HEAD SHAVE (EB) MRW 2/11/2014 ''Paul Clark (32), the Manager of HAWKS under 10 Youth Team has had testicular cancer and is now recovering after a major operation but on a brighter note was joined by his counterpart at AFC Portchester Paul Jehu (43) to have their heads shaved to raise funds for the hospitals ''Here now...but going, going GONE ....very quickly ! ''(left to right) Paul Jehu (43) and best friend Paul Clark (32) ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143115-4373) PPP-140211-202929003