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Man from Walmer Bridge shaves hair in support of his sister battling breast cancer

Posted on - 12th May, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Longton & New Longton, Penwortham, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Eric Suthers and his big sister Helen. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Eric Suthers and his big sister Helen. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A man from Walmer Bridge has raised over £2,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by cutting his hair in support of his sister.

Eric Suthers, who runs Walmer Bridge’s Junction Garage on Liverpool Road alongside his brother, was known for his long, dark hair which he tied up in a ponytail at work.

His sister, Helen started losing her hair due to chemotherapy for breast cancer when Eric decided to shave his in solidarity.

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Eric's hair before the big chop. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Eric’s hair before the big chop. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

In addition to raising money for Rosemere, Eric also donated his hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes real hair wigs for children and young people who have also lost their hair to cancer treatment.

Eric said: “Helen is so positive. This is the second time she has had to undergo treatment for breast cancer.

“We were out for dinner when she said she had started losing her hair and within 24 hours, I had lost mine but I had a choice. I would like to thank everyone who has donated, including family, friends, garage customers and fellow members of Hesketh and Penwortham Golf Clubs.”

You can still donate to Eric’s fundraiser via his Just Giving Page.

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