Alex shaves it off for Stotty

Goalkeeping coach helps Albion defender's fundraising effort

By Bruce Talbot • 15 April 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Goalkeeping coach Alex Penny shaved his head for Albion defender Rebekah Stott's leukaemia fundraiser.

Goalkeeping coach Alex Penny showed his support for Rebekah Stott by undergoing a sponsored head shave.

Rebekah, who joined the club at the start of the season, had to return to Australia earlier this year after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

She is now undergoing treatment in Melbourne and started her own fundraising efforts for the Leukaemia Foundation by shaving her head earlier this month. So far, she has raised more than Australian $34,000

By Paul Hazlewood
Alex gets ready to apply the clippers.

Her team-mates and members of Albion’s backroom staff sponsored Alex’s 'Brave The Shave' effort while the men’s first-team squad have donated £2,000 to her fundraiser.

Alex said, “As a team we wanted to show our support for Stotty and to highlight the great work she is doing whilst battling cancer.

“We all love Stotty to bits and hope that the money raised will help her and others in the future. She is a true inspiration and an amazing person.”

You can donate to Stotty’s fundraiser here

Read more about her journey here