A BROMSGROVE boy will soon be having 18ins of his lovely locks chopped in memory of his grandad.
Matthew Belton, who attends South Bromsgrove High school, is aiming to raise £500 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research with a charity head shave at Scruples, on Chapel Street, today (Friday).
So far he has almost raised £400 but hopes to raise lots more.
The 14-year-old has been growing his hair for the last three years but now plans to have it all off in aid of the cause with the intention of also donating his locks to the Little Princess Trust.
Matt’s mum Samantha Belton said she lost her father three years ago to Leukaemia and their family were devastated.
She added: “His hair was getting longer and longer so I said why don’t you get a hair cut – he said no and that he was ‘going to get it shaved off for charity’.
“When I said why don’t you get it cut to a certain style he just said ‘no I am getting it cut for charity not to get a new style’.
“I was absolutely stunned because he is quite shy.
“I am so proud and my dad would have been so proud of him as well.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Matts-haircut to donate to Matt’s cause.