Headshave for poorly little girl

Abigails Army fundraiser for The Jennifer Trust at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax.'Rowan Ives-Moody, 14, front, who is having his head shaved, with, from the left, organiser Trisha Haymer, Danny Hawtin, Toby Ives Moody, 11, Jenna Ives-Moody, 16, and Rachel Fisher-Ives.

Abigails Army fundraiser for The Jennifer Trust at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax.'Rowan Ives-Moody, 14, front, who is having his head shaved, with, from the left, organiser Trisha Haymer, Danny Hawtin, Toby Ives Moody, 11, Jenna Ives-Moody, 16, and Rachel Fisher-Ives.

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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.