Joseph (8) to have his hair cut off for char­ity

£500 raised so far for Yorkhill

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A kind-hearted Ruther­glen school­boy has grown his hair - so he can get it chopped off to help young peo­ple suf­fer­ing from can­cer.

Lit­tle Joseph Griffiths (8) de­cided at the start of the year that he would forgo a hair­cut so he could raise money for char­ity.

And next week the St Colum­bkille’s pupil will fi­nally get his locks chopped off so that kids not as lucky as him can feel nor­mal.

The hair will be gath­ered up and sent to the Lit­tle Princess Char­ity where it will be made into wigs for chil­dren who have lost their hair un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy.

And the money he raised, so far over £500, will be do­nated to Yorkhill.

Joseph’s proud fam­ily couldn’t be­lieve it when they told him his plans. Mum Claire said: “I’m so proud of him. “He said ages ago it was some­thing he wanted to do and to be fair, he’s per­se­vered with it.

“We’re just so proud he’s taken the time to do it, although I don’t know how he’s man­aged to do it. You can’t even brush it right now!

“I think he picked Yorkhill be­cause he spent a night there when he was younger and it’s ob­vi­ously stayed in his imag­i­na­tion.”

His Gran, Mar­garet Bowles added: “I think he’s seen so many ad­verts of peo­ple be­ing ill that he wanted to do some­thing, and he’s stuck at it.

“Imag­ine think­ing about that kind of thing when you’re an eight-year-old boy, it’s just great.”

“It’s away down by his shoul­ders now and he’s very keen to have it short again.”

Joseph will have his hair­cut in front of his school on Thurs­day, May 28 by a hair­dresser for Hair Square in Spit­tal.

His head­teacher, Kitty Mo­ran, said: “He’s de­lighted to be get­ting it cut off be­cause I think it’s start­ing to annoy him.

“We’re de­lighted to have this done in front of the chil­dren and we’re so proud he’s will­ing to do this, but that’s ac­tu­ally the kind of wee boy he is.”

He said ages ago it was some­thing he wanted to do

Hair to­day Lit­tle Joseph Griffiths (8) has grown his hair just so he can get it cut for char­ity

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