Joseph (8) to have his hair cut off for charity
£500 raised so far for Yorkhill
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