‘Cancer put dad through hell’

Pictured is Angelina Plummer, who had her head shaved to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Pictured is Angelina Plummer, who had her head shaved to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

As men prepare to grow their moustache’s to raise awareness of prostate cancer this month, one Daventry woman tells us why she decided to shave her head for the cause.

Angelina Plummer, 45, said after her dad died of prostate cancer in March 2011 she ‘felt in her heart’ that she had to do something to encourage other men to take what could be a life-saving blood test.

Mrs Plummer held a fundraising evening at Woodford Halse Social Club last month where her sister, Mandy Burgess, helped her to shave off her bob-length hair raising £533 for prostate cancer UK.

She said: “My dad went through hell before he died, he really did. He struggled with the horrendous pain of using the toilet and ended up having to use a catheter.

“We were in and out of hospital all the time and I still have flashbacks about it, it’s not something that ever leaves your mind.”

Mrs Plummer said her dad, Gennaro Camposano, from Preston Capes, had injections to try to slow the cancer but unfortunately to no avail.

Her experience has made her want to reach out to men.

She said: “I want to prevent others going through the turmoil and pain my dad went through. Men, especially young men, should go for a blood test for early diagnosis.”

Mrs Plummer would like to thank those who supported her fundraiser, especially Mark Henson from Homebase who donated a barbecue and Darren Grieves, from Halfords, who also donated to the raffle. To donate to Mrs Plummer visit www.justgiving.com/angelina-plummer