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.
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.
‘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.
‘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.