A teenage boy with a wish to help a little girl suffering from a life threatening condition shaved off his hair in a fundraising fun day.
14-year-old Rowan Ives-Moody took to the stage to have his locks lopped off in a brave act to raise funds for The Jennifer Trust in support of family friend Amy Hawtin’s seven-month-old daughter Abigail, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in August.
SMA is a genetic neuromuscular condition with 80 per cent of diagnosis’ in babies under six months not living past their first birthday.
Rowan said: “I wanted to shave my head for charity and with this cause being so close to our hearts, I thought it was the right thing to do.”
Rowan’s charitable efforts have raised an impressive £1,000 to date.
The fun day was held at Arden Road Social Club on Sunday November 24 with guests enjoying performances by local band Little Giants, refreshments and more.