Comic Relief: Ten-year-old to shave his hair off

Christopher Allen, ten, of Ipswich, is preparing to cut his shoulder-length hair for Comic Relief.

Christopher Allen, ten, of Ipswich, is preparing to cut his shoulder-length hair for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

A BRAVE ten-year-old will be shaving his hair off today in the name of charity.

Christopher Allen pledged to complete the charity challenge if his friends and family donated £250 for Comic Relief.

He will have his hair shaved off in front of his school friends at Springfield Juniors today.

His proud mum Johanna said: “He has always talked about doing things for charity and we had a think about ideas and this is what we came off with.

“He always says that when he makes it as a footballer he would give some of his wages to charity.

“I’m very proud of him for doing this. It shows great maturity and he has a very kind heart.”