Harrowby fun day will raise money for terminally ill man

Members of Planet Hair in Welby Street, Grantham, with Colin Ketteringham.

Members of Planet Hair in Welby Street, Grantham, with Colin Ketteringham.

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A GROUP of hairdressers is organising a fun day on September 30 to raise money for a terminally ill friend.

Colin Ketteringham, 50, is suffering from Multiple System Atrohpy, which is a degenerative neurological disorder.

Before Colin’s condition gets worse his dream is to take his family to Disneyland.

He said: “Over the years my wife, Louise, and I have both worked, we’ve never really taken the children on holiday. Now it’s my last dream to take them to Florida.”

The couple have four children, aged from 8-years-old to 17 months-old; George, Jack, Chloe and Harry.

Colin, who lives in Bourne, was planning the holiday for next year but his nurse advised him to make the trip sooner.

He said: “My condition is deteriorating quicker than we thought. It took me nearly four years to get diagnosed because it’s so rare. They told me in November that I had six or seven years, then in April they said three years.

“This fun day was a total surprise. I can’t express in words the help we have been given and the support and care, it’s fantastic.”

The event, which will be at the Harrowby United Football Club ground, will feature a football match between 17 women from Planet Hair, in Welby Street, Grantham, and a Lions team organised by Sean O’Callaghan.

Giuseppina Guilfoyle is organising the day, which also includes a barbecue, bouncy castle, rodeo, junior football match and much more.

She said: “There’s been an absolutely fantastic response, we’ve raised £120 so far.”

The juniors match starts at 3pm. Entry is £2.50. For more information contact Planet Hair on 01476 562285.