Just Gents owner Tony unites local barbers against cancer

Terminal Grand Master Barber raises over £2,000 for Macmillan

Legendary Milton Keynes barber Tony Roberts, who has been diagnosed with terminal myeloma, has helped to raise over £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through ‘Barbers United Against Cancer’ events.

Tony, who still cuts hair two days a week at his Just Gents shop at centre:mk, rounded up local barbers to contribute £1 from every hair cut to the charity on a recent Saturday, as well as hosting a fundraising music event at Spice Village Indian restaurant.

Just Gents staff and customers raised £301 on the day, while the Spice Village event raised £389.

Tony explained: “It’s the least I can do after all the amazing care I have received from Macmillan Cancer Support.

“I thought I was invincible but 2 years ago they suddenly told me I’ve got cancer, so that was pretty tough. But I’m a positive person and I said ‘I’ll beat it,’ with the help of my beautiful wife (above).

“I’ve got a cancer called myeloma, which is incurable at the moment. But I’ve had a stem cell transplant and they’ve said now that will give me another 10 years. So with a bit of luck within the next 10 years they could find a cure for it – I’m keeping my fingers crossed anyway.

“I’m a stubborn old fella so I’ll probably still be here!”

To donate to Tony’s page, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/tony-roberts22

This feature was published in the December 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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