Fen family the Almonds brave the shave to say thank-you to hospital’s cancer service

The Almond family, who raised £1,065 for the Cancer & Wellbeing Service at the Robert Horrell Macmil

The Almond family, who raised £1,065 for the Cancer & Wellbeing Service at the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre at Peterborough City Hospital by shaving their heads. - Credit: Archant

Three generations of a Whittlesey family have braved the shave to raise funds for the Cancer & Wellbeing Service at the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre at Peterborough City Hospital.

Last October, the Almond family underwent the transformation and raised £1,065 for the service which supported their grandmother, Carol.

Grandad Ken, father Martin, 11-year-old Stevie and seven-year-old Sami all braved the save ahead of the winter months.

“It was chilly going out for the first time,” said Stevie. “But we got used to it!”

Carol said: “The centre gave me a lot of confidence. I would recommend it to anyone - it gives you the tools to think about things when you’re struggling at home.”


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The Cancer & Wellbeing Service offers support for anyone affect by cancer with a drop-in service.

People can access support such as self-management programmes, art and creative therapies, complementary therapies such as acupuncture, emotional support, financial support and information.

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Rebecca Hardy, Macmillan Cancer centre manager, said: “This was a fabulous team effort from the whole family to raise such a big amount for our Cancer & Wellbeing Service.

“On behalf of the centre, I would like to thank the Almond family.

“Donations help us to increase the range of support options available to people affected by cancer and we look forward to supporting more visitors in the same way experienced by Carol.”

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