A big-hearted group of friends pulled together to raise funds to help a Wirral mum suffering from a brain tumour. Lynn Ridgway’s son Callum, who works as an internal technician at local business Auger, based in Wallasey, raised more than £8,500 for Brian Tumour Research after shaving his head.
Lynn, of Upton, was diagnosed with a benign Meningioma, one of 120 types of brain tumour. Due to the positioning of the brain tumour, it is inoperable and therefore she will have to undertake six weeks of intensive radio therapy. A group of Callum’s friends, including brother Andy, and Will Brewster – son of Auger managing director Dave – also joined in with the charity gesture.
The head shave took place at Caldy Rugby Club in West Kirby where Lynn is vice chairwoman. Friends and family of the Ridgways gathered for the event, taking time to travel from across the UK. Callum said: “When we found out that mum had a benign brain tumour we wanted to do something to help. “The side effects of mum’s treatment means that she may lose her hair and so, my brother Andy and I decided to shave our heads to raise funds and awareness for Brian Tumour Research along with other friends. “We set up a JustGiving page online and collected money in buckets on the day. When I found out we had raised over £8,500 I was overwhelmed and so pleased we had raised such a large amount of money to help other people in mum’s situation.” To donate, the family’s JustGiving page can be found online: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-ridgway3