Downham Market student has headshave to support Cancer Research

Downham Market sixth form student George Broughton raising funds for cancer research. A charity headshave.'FLtoR Emily Porter, Student of  The College of west Anglia ,Kay Daniels  Director of Barbering, The college of west anglia. ANL-150326-192037009
Downham Market sixth form student George Broughton raising funds for cancer research. A charity headshave.'FLtoR Emily Porter, Student of The College of west Anglia ,Kay Daniels Director of Barbering, The college of west anglia. ANL-150326-192037009

Downham Academy Sixth Form student, George Broughton, had his head shaved at school and raised over £650 for Cancer Research.

As an issue close to his heart, but without the money to donate himself, George explored an alternative way to help the charity. Supported by friends and family, he decided he would shave his hair off to raise money for the cause.

“A few of us were going to do it, but the rest chickened out!” he said.

George believes in the important charity and knows what excellent work they do. He said: “Everyone has somebody who has been affected by the disease, for me it was my grandad.” The student was determined to see the idea through.

But after shaving all his hair off George is not too convinced about his new hairstyle.

“All that’s left is a bit of fuzz – but that’s about it. People keep staring at me in the street, but it’s all for a good cause.”

This hasn’t put him off, though. In the summer George is hoping to pursue more fundraising adventures, including travelling abroad.