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Special Olympics gymnast from Norwich sacrifices distinctive hairstyle to raise money to compete

PUBLISHED: 13:46 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:49 22 March 2017

Shane Baxter, a Special Olympics gymnast from Norwich, braved the shave to raise money to help athletes compete. Photo: Nicola Baxter

Shane Baxter, a Special Olympics gymnast from Norwich, braved the shave to raise money to help athletes compete. Photo: Nicola Baxter

Nicola Baxter

A Norwich gymnast due to take part in August’s Special Olympics National Games sacrificed his signature hair-do to raise money for the region’s team.

Shane Baxter, 18, will be heading to the games in Sheffield representing the Eastern region, along with 28 others from Norfolk.

But when he heard Special Olympics Norfolk needed to raise £15,000 to help pay for transport, accommodation and kit, he decided to brave the shave to do his bit.

Hayley, from Affinity Hair Design, Chedgrave, did the honours and Shane is set to raise over £700.

Donations can still be made at www.virginmoneygiving.com/ShaneBaxter
The Special Olympics organisation is for people with learning disabilities. In Norfolk, training is offered in athletics, boccia, skiing, gymnastics, football and swimming. For more information, go to www.specialolympicsnorfolk.com or contact Nicola Fish on 07948 353245.

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