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Stowmarket teenager's head shave raises more than £600 for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 April 2016

Finley with friends after the headshave

Finley with friends after the headshave

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A teenager from a Suffolk town has shaved his head for charity in an attempt to help a friend who is living with leukaemia.

Finley Horton before the headshaveFinley Horton before the headshave

Finley Horton, who is 14, had his head shaved as part of CLIC Sargent’s ‘Big Buzz’ and also raised funds for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust – raising £625.55, which will be split between the two causes.

Finley, from Stowmarket, said: “CLIC Sargent gave my friend help and Addenbrooke’s paid for the medicine. I thought if I could 
raise enough I could pay for more chemotherapy, not just for 
him but other children too.”

He added he hoped to raise £200 for each charity, and was pleased to have broken his target.

Sue Knight, of the town’s Tesco store, where the head shave took place, along with bag-packing, face-painting and a lucky dip for children, said: “He had managed to get a lot of his friends and there was a really good atmosphere and he did really well.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Finshave4act and www.justgiving.com/FinsBigBuzz

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