First News - - YOUR NEWS - By Kyle Til­ley

BACK in July, I was watch­ing my cousin’s cup fi­nal game, along with her best friend Sam. Sam was di­ag­nosed with ter­mi­nal can­cer back in 2015.

I de­cided that I wanted to do­nate my top knot – all ten inches of it. I’ve been grow­ing it for around two and a half years and I am known as the goalie with the top knot. I chose to do­nate my hair to the Lit­tle Princess Trust, who make wigs for chil­dren who have lost their hair due to chemo­ther­apy.

I then told my mum and dad what I wanted to do. They were over­whelmed and re­ally proud of me. My mum set me up a Just­Giv­ing page and within 48 hours I al­most dou­bled my £100 tar­get. I couldn’t be­lieve it and was so grate­ful to every­one who had spon­sored me. My teach­ers, Mum’s work friends, Dad’s work friends, hol­i­day friends, foot­ball team, fam­ily and friends all helped me to get above and beyond.

I booked my bar­ber for Satur­day 10 Novem­ber at 1.30pm. On that morn­ing I felt very ex­cited to be do­ing it.

I’ve raised £562 so far; much more than I thought I would. I’m re­ally pleased that I did it!

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