Ramsgate RNLI volunteer inspired by dad to undergo head – and eyebrows- shave for lifeboat and cancer charities

Josh and dad Phil who are both members of Ramsgate RNLI

A Ramsgate RNLI volunteer will be shaving off his hair – and eyebrows – to raise money for the lifeboat station and Cancer Research UK following his dad’s diagnosis with the disease.

Josh Mace, 19, says he has been inspired to undergo the shave and raise the cash by dad Phil who found out last month that he has colon and liver cancer.

Phil, 59, has been a full time mechanic with Ramsgate RNLI for more than 20 years. Josh joined as a volunteer just over one year ago.

Doctors have said the cancer is treatable so Phil started chemotherapy at QEQM Hospital this week.

Josh with dad Phil, brother Jake and mum Vicky

Josh, who is a windfarm worker, said: “My dad inspired me to do it. He is a typical, strong bloke who won’t let anything faze him. He loves his work and if he is not doing that he likes chilling out or doing a bit of housework.

“Everyone at the station has been really supportive. I put in our group chat that I was going to shave my head and one of the crew said he would double his money if I did my eyebrows as well! I couldn’t really say no!”

Josh will undergo the head shave in around two weeks time and hopes to raise as much as possible for the two causes.


For The Ramsgate RNLI fundraiser click here

And/or for the Cancer Research UK