AN EVENT held to raise money for a Cotmanhay man suffering from cancer has so far raised £300.
Crowds gathered in the Trumpet Inn in Cotmanhay Road to see Michael Millership shave ex-wife VIcki’s head and son Billy, 16, have his legs waxed.
Once all the money has been collected, half the cash will be donated to Cancer Research UK, while the other half will be used by Michael to help him out during his treatment.
MIchael told the Advertiser about his struggle to pay for his transport to and from hospital for treatment and other costs associated with his illness after he was offered a measly £65 a week in benefits, despite working most of his life.
He said: “It was a fantastic day.
“I’ve lost a lot of weight with the treatment so I’ve had to buy new clothes. This money is a great big load off my mind.”
There was also karaoke and face painting at the event on the Bank Holiday weekend.
Organiser Rachael Charlton, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who turned up to the event and all who donated prizes for the raffle.”
Michael thanked Vicki, Billy and Rachael for their help.
“They’ve worked wonders, they really have,” he said.
Michael is now planning to write to Erewash MP Jessica Lee about his ‘unfair’ benefits payment.