I’ve had my head shaved and now I’m going to give blood

HAD THE CHOP Keith Edgar, before his head shave for Macmillan Cancer Support, with his wife Helen who has breast cancer. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13797-704)
HAD THE CHOP Keith Edgar, before his head shave for Macmillan Cancer Support, with his wife Helen who has breast cancer. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13797-704)
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IT HAS exceeded anything we could have dreamed of doing.

We’ve already raised £2,100.

We said last week it was done to raise awareness as much as anything else.

We went into the event with pledges and bits and pieces of around £900. So we had no idea we’d be reaching a £1,000 let alone £2,100 and it’s still going.

The head shave was absolutely brilliant, the place was rammed.

There is something else too.

My wife has always given blood but she can’t now after the chemotherapy treatment.

And I’m a wuss, I hate needles.

I always have been.

But what I did say to her, and now if it’s in print I can’t back out of it, that I will take over giving blood on her behalf as well.

It’s something you think you ought to do.

With what my wife’s been through I’ve seen needles all the time. So I said to her I would give blood.

Ian Hunt (singer) and Paul Grey (DJ) kindly donated their time for free to entertain us all and many of our friends and family helped out on the night, including selling raffle tickets and cakes.

All the staff from the Three Tuns were kept busy as the crowd grew and we’d like to also thank them for all their hard work.

We are so grateful to our family and friends and the Gosport Macmilllan committee, who have helped us out with this event and with many other offers of help.

Also, to the staff at QA Hospital in Cosham who have been wonderful.

We are also very grateful to Hair @156, who did a wonderful job of the head shaves and helping out with the raffle.