Stowmarket teenager's head shave raises more than £600 for charity
PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 April 2016
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, 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