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Ben Pitchley

Coach Pitchley head & beard shave

I'm having my head & beard shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because Kirsty Hopgood, a close friend is fighting cancer

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Macmillan Cancer Support

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Thanks for supporting my fundraising. Macmillan Cancer Support is here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right right there with you.Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs.

I first met Kirsty Hopgood back in Jan 2011, when she joined the England programme, prior to going to Quebec for the 13s tournament, when she was 22 years old. Kirsty work with the England 13s for 2 seasons and then she moved up the GB women's programme.

Kirsty has a reputation amongst her friends and colleagues as a go to person, in times of need. Her dedication to helping players recover from injury is second to none, and the after care support she supplies, is immense!

Kirsty was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in her left leg  in August 2019, and was given 2 options, an easy one or a hard one.

Kirsty started her chemo on the 29th of August, and with a whatsapp support group of over 30 close friends and hockey people, is fighting this as hard as she has ever fought anything.

My hair and beard cutting will be taking place at Ice Sheffield on the 20th of December, smack bang in the middle of our Christmas England camp, and I have a mop of hair to be removed, which is only going to get bigger leading up to the event.

Please help me raise as much money as I can to help others fight this life changing illness!


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