A ten-year-old Sheffield boy persuaded members of his family to shave their heads - in a touching tribute to his great aunt.
Max Jepson-Holloway, of Dronfield, encouraged mum Sarah, dad James and eight-year-old sister Maddie to participate in ‘Brave The Shave,’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’ and its vital work supporting those affected by cancer.
Max decided to shave his hair following the death of his great aunt who suffered from pancreatic cancer, as he wanted to do something to repay the charity that helped his family during the difficult period.
Mum Sarah said: “I’m extremely proud of my kids for wanting to do this, it’s a huge decision for a ten-year-old to come to and the idea was all his own as he wanted to raise money for Macmillan.”
The family set up a fundraising page on Macmillian’s Brave the Shave website in the lead up to the event last month, which saw them raise over £400 between them for the national cancer charity.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support to people whose lives have been affected by cancer.
On the day of the big shave, the family visited The Easy Barber shop in Woodseats, where hairdresser Becki Rhodes shaved their locks off free of charge.
Max said: “It gave me a warm feeling inside knowing that we have done something to help other people who are going through what we all went through.
“Some people may say is courageous but I just wanted to do help in my own way and I’m really pleased my family got on board to do this with me.”
Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/getinvolved if you would like to know more about how you could support Macmillan in 2016.