A Scarborough father, fundraising in honour of the bravery his daughter has shown while fighting cancer, is ready to face the razor.
Steve Waters, of The Meads in Eastfield, has been growing his hair and beard since the new year ahead of a half head and beard shave, with the remaining hair being dyed pink.
He is raising money for the Sick Children’s Trust, which provides onsite accommodation for relatives through Eckersley House, at Leeds General Infirmary, where his 14-year-old daughter Vicky is being treated for bone cancer.
Mr Waters had planned to complete the shave on Valentines Day in Scarborough before taking Vicky out for dinner.
However the brave youngster has faced a set back on her chemotherapy treatment, meaning she will now face Valentines Day in hospital.
Mr Waters said: “Following the rescheduling of Vicky’s treatment we have decided to do the shave at Eckersley House. It will just depend if we can get a hairdresser in Leeds in time as to whether we do it on Valentines Day or if it will be a few days after.
“I’d like to thank all the Scarborough hairdressers who came forward initially, and to everyone who has sponsored me so far.”
Mr Waters said Vicky, who underwent an operation to remove the bones in her left arm and shoulder in October last year, is doing well and is looking forward to finishing her treatment after another three cycles.
To sponsor Mr Waters visit www.justgiving.com/steven-waters1.