A close shave for cancer research fundraiser

Tuesday, 16th May 2017 | General | 0 comments

Stephen Roberts has shown the true meaning of brotherly love by shaving off his hair for cancer-stricken 'twin' brother.


The 56-year-old took on the challenge in front of shoppers at the Tesco Superstore on Manchester Road, Northwich. So far Stephen’s heroic head shave has raised a total of £878 for local cancer research projects.

Stephen’s brother, Eric, is currently being treated for leukaemia, after being diagnosed almost 10 weeks ago. The siblings have been mistaken for twins since a young age. It wasn’t until Eric’s hair loss, after intensive chemotherapy treatment, that they stopped looking so similar.

“Eric is my best friend and my world was turned upside down the day he was diagnosed with leukaemia.”

“He is putting up a great fight as he continues his chemotherapy treatment and I’m doing everything I can to support him, including shaving my hair – it’s great that we are now back to looking like each other!

“It was a great day and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who turned up to show their support and those who gave such generous donations. Thanks to my employers Tesco as well for letting me do this in the store.

“I am still taking donations through my Just Giving Page, so the actual amount raised could be even more!”

“I hope no-one ever has to go through what Eric and our family are currently going through.”


North West Cancer Research will be spending more than £13 million over the next five years on cancer research that will benefit people like Eric.

Bobby Magee, Fundraising Manager said: “These kinds of selfless acts are what allows us to continue making ground-breaking discoveries in cancer research.”

“On behalf half of everyone at the charity we would like to thank Stephen for his fundraising efforts and we think he looks great with his new look.”

You can still donate to the cause to help Stephen reach his target of £1,100. Either visit his JustGiving page, or text HEAD51 £5 to donate £5.







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