A BRAVE Bromsgrove boy who has not had his hair cut for five years had his locks chopped in memory of his grandmother and to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sam Wicks, who lives in Aston Fields and goes to South Bromsgrove High School, had his date with the scissors at the end of December and has so far raised £543, but hopes to get to the £1,000 mark.
He decided to undertake the fund-raiser after his nan Coralie Wade passed away following a battle with lung cancer.
Sam told The Standard: “This was the perfect opportunity to raise some money in memory of her along with many others I know who have been fighting the battle against cancer – some have been successful, some are on the verge of winning, and some sadly lost.”
Sam’s dad Simon said the reaction had been very positive with all who have donated so far recognising what a great cause it was.
“His friends have been very supportive and the children at South Bromsgrove High have been surprised, often doing a ‘double -take’ and wondering who’s this new pupil in the class.
“Comments from home include ‘you seem a lot taller and skinnier’ and, overall, Sam has reacted well to the inevitable ‘Mickey taking’.”
Anyone wanting to boost Sam’s coffers can log onto https://www.justgiving.com/Its-Time/ and donate cash there.