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My husband has quite the epic beard. He’s been growing it for 3 years and he’s a bit obsessed with it to be honest. He uses all my expensive conditioners and hair oils on it, and really dotes on it. It’s his pride and joy, so when he announced that he was going to shave it to raise money for charity, I knew exactly which charity he meant.
Photo by ClickClickBang
In 2014, Stu’s friend and colleague Shaun Wright was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Sadly, 6 months later, aged 47, he lost his battle. Shaun had been a postman his entire adult life, and his funeral was a sea of red Royal Mail vans, he even arrived in one, a true statement of how much he loved his job. His incredible wife Rebecca set up the Shaun Wright Foundation in his memory, to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action. It immediately become the local posties’ charity of choice.
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Most cases of pancreatic cancer are tragically not picked up until it is too late, but it has little funding for research. It is the UK’s 5th biggest killer, but survival rates have not increased in the last 40 years. Only 3% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are alive after 5 years, which is just heartbreaking. The Shaun Wright Foundation has so far raised a truly stunning £26,000 in Shaun’s memory to fight this disease, and now it is Stu’s turn to help.
Photo Courtesy of the Shaun Wright Foundation
Stu wants to raise at least £1000, and is already half way to his target, let’s help him get there! I’m intrigued to see my husband’s face again after so many years, so sponsor him and help shave that face! He’ll be getting it shaved at the Mug and Brush in Keelby with a cut throat razor, I’ll be photographing the occasion.
The team at She Might Be asked me to write this post so we could help spread the world, together we can smash that £1000 target and help fund the much needed research into this terrible illness.
You can sponsor Stu at his Just Giving page, don’t forget to click yes to Gift Aid if you are eligible!