Charles’ close shave for charity

Crown and Glory salon owner Tom Moor ready to shave young Charles Hardbattle. EMN-150720-110202001

Crown and Glory salon owner Tom Moor ready to shave young Charles Hardbattle. EMN-150720-110202001

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A teenager from Sleaford has been sponsored to shave his head for Cancer Research UK.

Carre’s Grammar School pupil Charles Hardbattle, 14, came up with the idea after his grandmother had to have a kidney removed because of cancer seven years ago, then her twin brother was treated for bowel cancer as was her older brother this year. His great grandmother died of bowel cancer. This hasprompted Charles’ father and aunties to all go for genetic testing, explained mum Karen: “It just got him thinking. He has got permission from his headmaster and has been planning it for three months.”

After the cut - Charles Hardbattle. EMN-150720-110150001

After the cut - Charles Hardbattle. EMN-150720-110150001

Charles has already collected £500, smashing his target of £250. His regular barber Tom Moor, owner of Crown and Glory salon on Northgate, did the honours, shearing away Charles’ usually floppy locks. Charles said he immediately felt chillier without the hair but it was for a good cause: “How have I got so many freckles on my head?“ he said. You can donate at: www.justgiving.com/Charles-Hardbattle