Prodigy T-shirt to help beat cancer

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A music fan who has seen Prodigy no less than 64 times has scored his own smash hit for charity.

Civil servant Richard Beattieof Bletchley, has been following the group more than 20 years and has travelled all over the world to their concerts.

With the backing of Prodigy’s Liam Howlett, the dad-of-one produced a limited edition T-shirt to sell on the official fan club website.

The shirts sold within hours – and raised £3,250 for the Worldwide Cancer Research charity.

“My mother-in-law is batting cancer so I wanted to do something to help,” said 38-year-old Richard, who recruited a friend who runs London-based Graffiti Kings to design the Prodigy shirt.

Now, with all the shirts snapped up by fans, Richard is already planning a second fundraising stunt – shaving off his head and prolific beard.

He plans to do the deed at the new Central Barbers in Westcroft on Friday.

Meanwhile Richard is busy working on his very own Prodigy prodigy – in the shape of his four-year-old son.

“My wife and I took him to see them recently and he loved it. He’s a mini fan in the making,” he said. Richard, who first saw Prodigy at the old Sanctuary venue in Bletchley, has travelled to Russia, France, Germany, Poland and Ireland to see them perform.

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