Brave the Shave for Monxton resident



David Bateman, a resident of Sunnybank and member of Monxton Parish Council, is participating in Macmillan Cancer’s Brave the Shave and will be getting his head and beard shaved in August for the Macmillan appeal. David would like to raise as much as he can as Macmillan have been so supportive of him and Dot, his wife, during his recent treatment for throat cancer.

David says, “I am raising money on behalf of Macmillan cancer charity as I have had such great support during my treatment for throat cancer. It has been such a life changer finding out that you have a potential death sentence hanging over you, but the support that both I and my wife Dorothy received helped tremendously during these dark months. I am getting my head shaved over the August bank holiday weekend at the Wolversdene Club, together with a couple of friends, to raise substantial funds for this worthwhile cause it is called Brave The Shave.”

David’s Just Giving page says, “I am David Bateman, aged 64, and I am recovering from throat cancer. I have spent most of my adult life in the forces, starting, after leaving school at 15, with the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer. I was then in the Fire Service at Middle Wallop with the Army Fire Service. Later on in the 1980s I joined the Royal Auxiliary Air Force as a ‘Mover’ with 4624 Movements Sqn at RAF Brize Norton. I joined 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Sqn at RAF Hullavington & then RAF Lyneham, where I spent 15 years serving in Bosnia/Gulf War II & Afghanistan. In 2006 in Afghanistan unfortunately I was ‘Damaged’ and in 2008 was discharged due to health problems. I am married to Dot since 1972 and we have two wonderful daughters and four lovely grandchildren who have been absolutely superb in supporting me after Afghanistan and during my treatment, and consequent recovery, from throat cancer.”

unnamedYou can donate to David’s Just Giving page here –

Please do sponsor generously and support David in his extremely worthwhile cause.

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