Family braves the shave for poorly children

Jason Grundy with family and friends have their heads shaved for children suffering with leukemia.E

Jason Grundy with family and friends have their heads shaved for children suffering with leukemia.Emma Deverill,Jenna Grundy, Jason Grundy,Janet Brown, Freya Grundy and Adrian Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Losing your hair through cancer treatment is distressing for adult patients, but it can be even scarier for children.

Jason Grundy and six relatives and friends have all had their hair cut off to be made into wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.

Mr Grundy said: 'Adults tend to be a bit stronger than kids. Cancer must hit them a lot harder so I wanted to do something to help.'

The 35-year-old father-of-four was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2010 and has been in remission for five years. He decided he wanted to do something to help others with the disease. Despite always having had short hair, two years ago he stopped cutting his hair so it could be grown and made into a wig.

'It was getting longer and longer and my wife and daughter said they would join me by donating their hair too.'

His wife Jenna, daughters Freya and Emily, mother Janet, stepdad Alan and friend Adrian and his daughter Maya all had their hair cut short or shaved for the cause.

The group's donated hair will go to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children who have lost their hair while being treated for cancer.

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Each wig costs the Little Princess Trust £350, so Mr Grundy said he wanted to raise as much as possible to help towards the cost. So far, collectively, they have raised more than £1,300.

Mr Grundy, who works at Moughton Engineering manufacturing parts for the oil and gas industry, got a £250 donation from his boss and said everyone at work had been supportive – with some teasing about his long hair thrown in for good measure.

He thanked Laura Bull from Code Hair Consultants in Oulton Broad, who came in on her day off to cut the group's hair.

To donate to the charity, go to: www.justgiving.com/Grundys

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