Dad endures head shave for brain tumour son

By Dave Doyle | 09/08/2017

Dad endures head shave for brain tumour son
Seen at Twisted Scissors hair salon is David Widdowson, who has had his head shaved to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity, by Lyndsey Woodcock, hair stylist. David is raising money for the charity as his son, Tim Widdowson (35), is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. 171252-3

A DARING dad had his head shaved in solidarity with his cancer patient son.

David Widdowson (60) of Hill Top Lane, in Kimberworth, had his barnet buzzed for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

His son Tim Widdowson (37) was diagnosed with a brain tumour two years ago and has been receiving treatment in Sheffield.

David said: “Tim has had chemotherapy and radiotherapy and is doing quite well.

“But we came home from a football match and some of his hair had started falling out.

“He said it wouldn’t be long before he had less hair than his dad. So I had it all shaved off.”

David had hoped to raise £250 with his close shave, but ended up taking £750.

He said: “The number of people supporting me — and Tim — has been brilliant.

“It’s much more than I expected and I’m very pleased. Every little helps to pay for medicines and finding a cure for cancer.”

He added: “I was quite happy with the new haircut. People say it makes me look younger, so I can’t complain.”

Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England.

Visit for more information on the charity and its work.

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