Archie from Honington braves the shave to fight cancer

Archie Lea-Randall with Claire Heart hairdresser, left, and his mum Julie Lea. ANL-151027-201812009
Archie Lea-Randall with Claire Heart hairdresser, left, and his mum Julie Lea. ANL-151027-201812009
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Archie Lea-Randall may only be 10 but cancer has already touched his life, robbing him of two much loved people, so he decided to do something about it.

So, the lad from Honington asked his mum Julie Lea, pictured right, if he could do a head shave to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer research charity.

Archie Lea-Randall  with hairdresser Claire Heart after the shave ANL-151027-201833009

Archie Lea-Randall with hairdresser Claire Heart after the shave ANL-151027-201833009

Julie said: “It’s close to his heart because cancer has happened in his family, It’s something he wanted to do.”

Archie’s godfather, Julie’s uncle Paul Shingleton, was close to him until he died of cancer, as did Archie’s grandfather Mike Randall. In addition, his other grandfather, Mervyn Lea, is a cancer survivor.

So last week he went along to Claire’s Hairdressers in Honington to have his long locks shorn by Claire Heart, left.

Julie is proud of him but not sure about the new look. “It makes him look a bit rough,” she said.

After a week, he had raised £205, mostly by word of mouth, but you can still donate at www.bravetheshave.org.uk