Jack's head shave thanks to caring charity

The son of a Ribble Valley cancer sufferer has shaved his head to raise funds for a charity which has been there to support his mum.

Friday, 30th March 2018, 1:30 pm
Jack with his mum Christine.

Jack Brooks (21) has raised more than £2k for Macmillan Cancer Support by braving the shave earlier this month.

His mum Christine was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2015. It was subsequently believed the mum-of-three was all clear following her quarterly check-ups, but just before Christmas, Christine was told the cancer had returned and had spread throughout her pelvis.

Husband Steve said: “She now has cancer of the pelvis and is currently undergoing chemotherapy before she has radiotherapy.

Jack Brooks before.

“Her cancer cannot be cured, but it can be treated and managed if the therapy is successful.

“Obviously the family has been devastated and have provided as much practical support as possible, but Jack decided to go one step further and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to show his gratitude for the support given to his mum by the Macmillan nurses.”

As Christine’s hair has fallen out, Jack, who works at Oakhill Leisure at Whalley decided it would be apt to shave his own hair off.

To make a donation visit: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/jack-brooks

Jack Brooks after his head shave.
Jack Brooks before.
Jack Brooks after his head shave.