12 May 2011
We're delighted that two local supporters have presented a cheque for £3,315 to Macmillan Cancer Support following a sponsored head shave.
Barry Eglen and friend Fred Rust had their hair cut off in February, a year after Barry’s wife Shaunagh died of cancer.
The mother of three was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year and a half earlier and had a mastectomy, but after a brave battle sadly passed away.
Barry, of Folly Grove, Gaywood said: 'On behalf of myself and Fred, I would like to thank all those who have kindly supported us, and also Double G’s Clothing who generously donated the printed T-shirts.'
Barry grew his hair for six months prior to going under the razor, whereas Fred had treasured his for fully 20 years.
Barry had already raised £3,500 at Shaunagh’s funeral, which was donated to the Macmillan Centre at King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth hospital.
Fundraising manager Luke Wheeler, who accepted the cheque of behalf of Macmillan said: 'We would like to thank Barry and Fred for the massive amount of money raised for the charity. It will significantly help with the work we do.'
The pair also took part in the 10k Grand East Anglia Run on May 1 for Macmillan together with a large team of family and friends.