A generous Sheffield youngster has had his long hair cut for the first time – raising hundreds of pounds for charity.
Five-year-old Brody Payne, from Stannington, has raised more than £400 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity after having his precious blond locks chopped – to thank the hospital which treated him for croup last year.
Jaime Payne, his mum, said: “He has never wanted to have his haircut before, because he said it was cool.
“However, after starting school in September, he decided he was ready to get it cut shorter.”
The Stannington Infant School pupil went to Revolve Studios, on Fargate in Sheffield city centre, for his haircut.
Jaime said: “He woke up at 6am on the day, so excited, asking if it was time to go yet.
“He just wanted to see what he would look like with short hair.”
The salon donated some professional ‘before and after’ photographs for Brody to remember the day.
Jaime said: “He loved the whole thing. It took about an hour-and-a-half in total – it took five minutes just to cut off the pony tail.”
Brody has raised more than £400 thanks to sponsorship for his haircut from family, friends – and even his doctor.
The money will go to The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make it Better appeal, which aims to transform the hospital into a world class facility to match the world class care received on the wards.
David Vernon-Edwards, charity director, said: “We are so grateful to little Brody for choosing to support us with his first haircut.
“His incredible fundraising efforts are helping us Make it Better for our children – work we wouldn’t be able to do without support from people like him. Thank you Brody.”
n For more information on the Make it Better appeal visit www.tchc.org.uk
Visit www.JustGiving.com/Brody-haircut to sponsor Brody.