Arlesey man has breast cancer ribbon shaved into his hair for Stevenage charity as wife battles the disease for a second time

Andrew Archer has had the breast cancer logo emblazoned on his head to raise money for charity.

Andrew Archer has had the breast cancer logo emblazoned on his head to raise money for charity. - Credit: Archant

A man has had a pink ribbon shaved into his hair to raise money for a charity which has supported his wife’s battle with cancer.

Andrew Archer has his head shaved by Jo Gates, (Hair Loss Specialist, Cancer Hair Care)

Andrew Archer has his head shaved by Jo Gates, (Hair Loss Specialist, Cancer Hair Care) - Credit: Archant

Andrew Archer, who lives in Arlesey, has braved the razor at the Caring Hair Studio on Middle Row in Stevenage.

Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time in July this year, after beating the disease when the 53-year-old was first diagnosed three years ago.

She is now having chemotherapy, which has resulted in her losing all her hair.

Andrew, is raising money for Cancer Hair Care – the charity founded in Stevenage in 2011 by Jasmin Julia Gupta to help women and children who have suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy. They help in a variety of ways, including providing expert advice, wigs, headscarves and hats.

Hairdresser Jo Gates attends to Andrew Archer's new look for Cancer Hair Care in Stevenage.

Hairdresser Jo Gates attends to Andrew Archer's new look for Cancer Hair Care in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant


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Andrew had the logo synonymous with breast cancer shaved into his hair – before it was bleached and dyed pink – to raise money for the Stevenage charity, and has now surpassed his £500 target.

The 48-year-old said: “I want to help the charity to raise funds to continue the fantastic job they do in supporting both women and children who lose their hair through the medicines they receive.

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“The charity’s ladies are always available to help in any way they can. We see them regularly at hospital and they are brilliant.

“They have all the time in the world for the ladies, and the wigs and scarves they give out to women and children would normally cost a fortune.”

A thumbs up from Andrew Archer after the head shave backing Cancer Hair Care's Twin Hats initiative.

A thumbs up from Andrew Archer after the head shave backing Cancer Hair Care's Twin Hats initiative. - Credit: Archant

About his wife’s prognosis, Andrew added: “She’s responding to two drugs she didn’t respond to last time, so we’re very positive.”

To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Archer-Cancer-Hair-Care.

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