Doctor from Northampton smashes fund-raising goal with head shave for cancer patients

Dr Jo Inchley after her headshave. Photo by NGH.
Dr Jo Inchley after her headshave. Photo by NGH.

A cancer doctor and her son have both shaved their heads to raise money towards chemotherapy patients’ facilities.

Dr Jo Inchley, a cancer specialist at Northampton General Hospital for the last 14 years, undertook the challenge in aid of the chemotherapy suite appeal.

Although she and son Tedd hoped to raise £5,000, they have already surpassed that, with a total of £7,037 reached by this morning.

Before the challenge, she said that, for many of the 10,000 cancer patients she has treated, hair loss is “such an outward symbol of cancer treatment that it can be the most distressing part of treatment.”

Jo’s hair will now be used by the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Sam Mason, commenting on NGH’s Facebook page, said: “I watched her have it done, she didn’t hesitate.

“All the negatives then someone like this changes all opinions.

“Still looking gorgeous too.”

To find out more or to make a donation to the Chemotherapy Suite Refurbishment Appeal visit Jo’s Justgiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/Jo-Inchley