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Owls fan raises over £2,700 for Cavendish Cancer Care

9 April 2015

Former Owls midfielder Carlton Palmer stopped by Cavendish Cancer Care to thank a big Sheffield Wednesday fan, David Clayton, for raising over £2,700 by doing a sponsored head shave.

In 2004 David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and for the past ten years has been receiving various treatments to combat the condition.

During this time he has received invaluable help and support from Cavendish Cancer Care.

David is currently undergoing chemotherapy for his condition and a side-effect of the treatment is hair loss.

The Wednesdayite decided he would lose his hair on his own terms and raise funds for Cavendish Cancer Care at the same time. 

Initially setting himself a target of £100, David quickly upped this to £150 after raising £85 in the first two hours.

After an extraordinary week of donations from family, friends, work colleagues and wider sections of the local community including fans of his beloved Sheffield Wednesday, the amount raised totalled £2,700.

David said: “In 2004 I was diagnosed with low grade non-hodgkin's lymphoma and given ten years to live. Well you don't get rid of me that easily!”

To help David to raise even more money, head to:

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