Hair cut challenge to raise money for local charity

�A South Hornchurch musician who has grown his hair for 10 years will be getting the chop to raise money for a local cancer charity that helped his dad.

Harrison White will be drastically changing his look by having all but an inch of his two-foot long locks cut off. And, he added, he will have his head shaved if he reaches his �500 target.

His dad Colin suffered from throat and prostate cancer, but fortunately with treatment he recovered.

One of the charities that helped him was Mark McCarthy’s Magic Moments, which gives patients suffering from illnesses days out and special support.

‘Smile on his face’


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Harrison, who plays drums in heavy metal band Bleeding Oath, said: “My dad was a two-time cancer patient and one of the main charities that helped him was Mark McCarthy. When he went out for a day out with them he would come back with a smile on his face.

“To raise money for this charity, I’ve decided to do something most people probably thought I never would –cut my hair!

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“I have over two feet of hair and I’m going to shave it all off down to about an inch of hair. On top of this, if the hair is in good enough condition, I’m going to donate the hair to a wigmaker for chemo patients at The Little Princess Trust.

“To have my hair shaved off is a very small price to pay for putting a smile on someone else’s face.”

Harrison, of Mungo Park Road, said his last memory of having short hair was 10 years ago when he was nine years old.

He added: “It is a big change but I think I will be OK with it. My dad is very anxious about seeing me with no hair, but is completely supportive of me.”

Harrison will be live streaming from his computer the moment he has his hair cut in his back garden on September 1.

n To help Harrison fundraise go to www.charitygiving.co.uk/harrisonshaircut.

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