Kerry Braves the Shave for Cancer Centre

Kerry Edge

A local woman has braved the shave to thank the hospital which treated her father for cancer.

Kerry Edge from Stoke-on-Trent shaved her head to raise over £1,000 for UHNM Charity.

The funds will be donated to the Cancer Centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital who treated her father for gullet cancer.

Kerry said, "When my Dad said he wanted to do something to give back to the staff at Royal Stoke, I didn't hesitate, and decided to shave my hair. Mum was shocked and Dad kept asking if I was sure, but a few months with no hair is nothing compared to the treatment and care we have received from the NHS.”  

University Hospitals of North Midlands have also treated a number of Kerry's other relatives over the past six years.

She said, "Over the years both my mum and mother-in-law have had strokes and been treated at the Acute Stroke Unit, and my husband had a severed artery in his neck and suffered a stroke, and the treatment he received was outstanding too. One of my brothers and father-in-law have also received treatment from the Cancer Centre."

The shave took place at Joel Milton Willis Hair in Werrington, who also collected over £100 for UHNM Charity raised through a donations bucket.  

Kerry's husband Mark and brothers Carl and Chris also joined her in shaving their hair for moral support. 

To donate to Kerry's appeal click here

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Chaity team.