KEITH Greenaway aims to be at Worcester Cathedral on May 11 and singing his heart out for Alcester Male Voice Choir – just two months after having a cancerous kidney removed.
Not only that but the 75-year-old gardener, town councillor and Freeman of Alcester has raised more than £1,000 for Kidney Cancer UK in just three weeks by having all his hair, beard and even eyebrows shaved off in public for the charity.
“When I was in the Alexandra Hospital I though to myself ‘I have got to do something to pay back the NHS’ and this is what I came up with,” said Keith, who first represented Alcester as a councillor back in the 1970s.
He admits when news came through of the cancer he let himself go, resulting in a shaggy full head of hair and beard.
“Alcester Male Voice Choir have done a concert in the past to help the homeless and I thought I too could do my bit to help a worthy cause,” said Keith who father was one of the first members of AMVC.
“The diagnosis came as a bit of a shock – they’d been testing mer for everything and sending me all around the globe, to Stratford, Warwick, Evesham, Kidderminster and I eventually had the operation done at the Alex,” said Keith.
On Wednesday April 17 he had the full shearing outside the premises of Paul Lennard Barber/Hairstylist in the middle of Alcester High Street.
“The money is still coming in too, and I’ve another tub to add to the total,” added Keith, who, apart from feeling a little chilly around the ears, is recovering from both his operation and his restyling.
AMVC are at Worcester Cathedral on May 11 and are due to perform at Windsor Castle in June.