Kineton school boy smashes £500 fundraising target in 48 hours for 'Brave the Shave' challenge

A Kineton school boy raised more than £500 in 48 hours as part of 'Brave the Shave' challenge for cancer support charity.

Nine-year-old Harry Horton will have his head shaved with his father, Michael Horton and family friend, Warren Nicholl, on Sunday November 1 to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support
Nine-year-old Harry Horton will have his head shaved with his father, Michael Horton and family friend, Warren Nicholl, on Sunday November 1 to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support

Nine-year-old Harry Horton decided to have his head shaved in memory of his best friend's grandfather.

Harry said: "I’ve been growing my hair for quite a while and instead of just cutting my man bun off I would like to raise money for a good cause, and my best friend Sam's granddad, Martin Poole, who sadly died of cancer."

But Harry did not stop there he challenged his father, Michael Horton, to join him if he managed to raise more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Nine-year-old Harry Horton will have his head shaved with his father, Michael Horton and family friend, Warren Nicholl, on Sunday November 1 to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support

Harry said: "If I raise more than £500, even by a penny, my dad will also shave his hair."

Harry did just that and beat his £500 target in less than 48 hours of launching his fundraiser. But Harry would still like to raise as much as possible for the charity.

Anyone who would like to contribute to Harry's 'Brave the Shave' challenge can use the following link: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/harry-horton

Family friend and fellow Kineton resident, Warren Nicholl, is also doing the 'Brave the Shave' challenge to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support.

Warren and Michael and Harry Horton will have their heads shaved this Sunday afternoon on November 1 outside at the Kineton Sports and Social Club.

Warren is having his head shaved in memory of father, Bob Nicholl.

Anyone who would like to contribute to Warren 'Brave the Shave' fundraising challenge can use the following web link: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/warren-nichollWarren said: "My father died of brain cancer in 2013, and the help and support that Macmillan nurses gave us, predominantly my aunty Beryl was nothing short of amazing. They gave her time off from what became full time care."