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Neonatal unit’s Phil has head shaved for Preston cancer charity

Posted on - 4th August, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Phil Parsons before he braved the shave
Phil Parsons before he braved the shave

A neonatal advanced nurse practitioner from the Royal Preston Hospital has had his head shaved to raise over £1,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Phil Parsons, 36, decided to raise money for the charity as his friend Dave Edmonson, a medical engineer who works with him on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, lost his wife Angela to cancer in February.

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Phil said: “Dave has supported me through some tough times, and I supported him the best I could. Now I would just like to say thanks to Rosemere for the support it gave Dave to help others in Angela’s situation in the future.

“I think that the service Rosemere provides is essential as unfortunately, people are always going to need its help – those diagnosed with cancer and those around them. I needed to cut my seriously overgrown hair from lockdown, and I couldn’t think of a better cause.

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“I would like to thank everyone for their outstanding involvement, support and all donations. I can’t believe we’ve managed to raise so much from just a haircut – it’s the cause that matters, not me or my temporary lack of hair.”

Braving the shave
Phil Parsons after braving the shave

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialise cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford.

To donate to Philip’s fundraising efforts, click here.

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