A YOUNGSTER is set to shave his hair for charity in honour of his grandad who suffered from cancer.
Miller Askey, 12, from Dodworth, shaved all his hair off in March 2021 to support his grandad Robert Armitage – known as Bob – who was going through cancer treatment at the time.
Bob battled with bowel cancer for more than six years, until he died later in 2021, aged 67 years old.
Miller’s mum, Hollie, said: “He promised my dad that when it was long enough he’d donate it to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for kids with cancer, along with some money.
“It’s so curly now, and the longer it gets the curlier it gets. He’s definitely ready to shave it off now, but it’s taken time setting up the Just Giving page.”
Last Sunday, with the help of his parents, the fundraising page was opened, and in the space of only two days they had raised £750 of their £1,000 goal.
The family are now planning to shave Miller’s hair at either one of his or his dad’s rugby matches, where they can host a raffle and raise a little extra cash on the day.
“I know my family and friends are proud of me and I know my grandad would be proud too,” Miller added. People’s hair is important to them – I’m glad I can give mine and some money to help others.”