Friend to shave head for mum’s terminal cancer fight

Amanda Phillips with Charlotte Harris, who has a rare form of bowel cancer
Amanda Phillips with Charlotte Harris, who has a rare form of bowel cancer

A woman will be shaving her head in support of a friend battling terminal cancer.

Charlotte Harris from Angmering told the Gazette last week that she had six months to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of bowel cancer last year. Click here for the full story.

Cancer sufferer Charlotte Harris, pictured with (left to right) Libby, nine, her husband Neil, Huxley, seven, Cain 15 and Jolene, 16. Photo by Derek Martin

Cancer sufferer Charlotte Harris, pictured with (left to right) Libby, nine, her husband Neil, Huxley, seven, Cain 15 and Jolene, 16. Photo by Derek Martin

She is also trying to raise £57,000 for potentially life-extending proton beam therapy which is not available on the NHS.

Her friend Amanda Phillips has joined the cause, and will be shaving her head to raise money for the 43-year-old mother of four.

Amanda has raised almost £500 so far and has dyed her hair pink for the occasion. The 38-year-old said shaving her head was ‘nothing compared to what Charlotte is going through’: “Charlotte might not get this Christmas. This might be her last Mother’s Day, so let’s make it memorable.”

The head shave will take place at a fundraising event held on Mother’s Day, March 26, at Angmering Village Hall between 10am and 2pm.

Amanda met Charlotte six years ago when their children were both attending St Margaret’s Primary School in Angmering. She said she ‘burst into tears’ when she found out Charlotte had cancer: “I don’t know if I could be as brave as her; she has been holding it together so well.”

To donate, visit gofundme.com/charlottes-fund-to-beat-cancer.

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