A YOUNG fund-raiser lopped off his long locks to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity close to his heart.
George Evans has so far raised £730 for Macmillan Cancer Support, exceeding his target of £600, after having his hair shaved off on Sunday (August 31).
The youngster, who attends Walkwood Middle School, took on the challenge outside Café Mambo – which is owned by his family – after deciding to raise money earlier on in the summer and finding out about Macmillan’s Shave Or Style campaign.
Redditch Mayor Pat Witherspoon, who is also George’s grandmother, said: “George has always hated having his hair cut.
“He has seen his mum and sisters take part in Race For Life over the last few years and support other cancer charities.
“This cause is special to them because his dad Steve is in remission and like other families we have lost several of our loved ones.”
George’s mother Lesley added: “George had his head shaved by Brogan Adams.
“He has a great bunch of friends and Lewis Mitchell, Steve Vaughan, Dan Allcott, Morgan Reynolds, Tom Carter and Will Turner were at Café Mambo to support him and cheer him on. In addition, family and friends were there to also support him.”
To donate, log on to www.shaveorstyle.org.uk and search for George Evans.