Spencer’s helping hospital that once saved his wife’s life

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A tattoo artist with a big heart is holding a raffle to raise money for Great Ormond Street, after the hospital saved his wife’s life.

Spencer Allen, 40, of Blood Rush Tattoo Studio, Leighton Buzzard, is offering a first prize of a £200 tattoo for the lucky winner, in the hope that fans of body art will support his cause.

Spencer was inspired to fund raise for the hospital because his wife, Stevie Allen, 28, was diagnosed with a brain tumour as a young teenager, aged just 13, and spent two months in Great Ormond Street.

Stevie’s brothers, Josh Foley, 24, Joe Foley 22, and James Leigh, 32, even have the Great Ormond Street logo tattooed on them in thanks for curing their sister. However, inspiration also came from his late father.

Spencer said: “My dad, Stephen Allen, died aged 49 in 1997 from cancer. I wasn’t in a good place then, but I have turned my life around.

“To make my dad proud by raising money for the charity who showed my wife such great care would mean the world to me.”

The raffle date is September 30. second prize is a £100 tattoo, and third, one of £50. Tickets are available now from the studio on 82, Clarence Road.

Pictured: Josh Foley, left with Spencer Allen, and Josh’s neck with the hospital logo