A SOUTHAMPTON man has set out on a mission to raise £1,000 for a cancer charity by getting a tattoo in memory of his mother. After losing his mum Jenny to breast cancer in March, Chris Miller decided to get a tattoo across his back to remember her by. Chris is now setting his sights on raising £1,000 for Cancer Research by asking for sponsorship.

cancer research symbol

Tattoo artists Pauly Caruna, kick-started the sponsorship by donating the cost of the tattoo to the charity. The donation, around £400, was given by Pauly’s Tattoos in High Street, Southampton, after Pauly lost his father Noel to cancer this year.

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(The tattoo ater the second session)

Chris, who is still undergoing sessions to complete the back piece, said “I really wanted to do something to remember mum by, and I thought why not raise some money for Cancer Research at the same time. The tattoo is a memorial to mum but hopefully the money raised will help other people who are suffering from cancer.

Pauly, 32, said: “I was more than happy to donate the fee to Cancer Research. Anything we can do to raise awareness of cancer is a great thing.

Both Chris and Pauly also ran the Cancer Research Beaulieu 10k race in October to raise money for the charity. You can visit the dedicated sponsorhship page at www.justgiving.com/memorialtattoo