Sam's close shave

HAIR WE GO: Sam Wilkins, 15, with mum Melissa. Picture by Nick Toogood. 2513338801

HAIR WE GO: Sam Wilkins, 15, with mum Melissa. Picture by Nick Toogood. 2513338801

First published in News

A TEENAGER will be causing quite the buzz on his school’s prom night by having his head shaved in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Chase High School student Sam Wilkins, age 15, decided to put his hair in line for the chop to pay tribute to his beloved grandmother Doff, who died from breast cancer 10 years ago.

He is planning on having the head shave done straight after his school prom at the Bank House, in Bransford, on Thursday, June 27 – and then showing off his new look at the after party.

Sam and his family recently had another cancer scare when his grandfather spent five weeks in hospital over Christmas. But he is now responding to treatment well and they are optimistic his outlook is much improved.

Sam’s mum Melissa recently took part in the Race for Life at Worcester Racecourse to raise money for Cancer Research UK and he wanted to do his own part to help out.

“I wanted to raise money to support cancer patients and thought of all the different things I could do,” he said.

“I’m not amazingly sporty so I didn’t want to do a run and this seemed a good idea.

“I’m starting to get a little bit nervous now but it will grow back and it’s for a great cause.”

Sam, who has just finished his GCSEs at The Chase, is hoping to raise £200 and has already reached £150 thanks to the generosity of family, friends and teachers.

Anyone who would like to donate can visit justgiving.com/samwilkins.

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