Hair chop for charity

Ten year old  Jack Shepherd had all his hair shaved off  for the charity Charlie House.
Jack's hair will then be sent to the Little Princess Trust and will get made into a wig for children with cancer.
Ten year old Jack Shepherd had all his hair shaved off for the charity Charlie House. Jack's hair will then be sent to the Little Princess Trust and will get made into a wig for children with cancer.

A ten year old boy from Penicuik has had his hair shaved off to help a children’s charity close to his heart.

Last week Cornbank St James Primary pupil Jack Shepherd had the chop to raise money for charity Charlie House, with his hair donated to the Little Princess Trust.

His mum Louise Shepherd said: “I’m very proud. He started growing his hair about ten months ago so it was quite long. That’s how it started.

“He hadn’t discussed donating to charity, just giving his hair to Little Princess Trust. Then one of his friends’ parents gave him £10 for doing it so he then decided to raise money for charity. We have family friends in Aberdeen who have a wee boy who has very severe cerebral palsy. They have been doing a lot of fundraising for Charlie House, so that was in Jack’s mind. We set a £200 target a month ago and he has raised £1,885!”