A SCARBOROUGH teenager has raised over £800 for charity by shaving his head in support of his 14-year-old step-brother who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Josh Hatton, 19, of Scholes Park Road, had his locks razored off during the sponsored event at the Newlands pub in Newlands Park Drive.
He was cheered on by family and friends and raised an impressive £350 on the day, plus £490 in online donations, smashing his target of £100.
Josh said: “I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and given a donation. There were lots of people there on the day, which was really nice to see.
“It’s an astonishing amount of money and I’m so pleased.”
Josh is raising money in support of his step-brother Tom, 14, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour on March 14 and is now having his second round of chemotherapy at Leeds General Inﬁrmary.
He said the family had been shaken by the awful news and that he wanted to do something to help those charities which are currently helping Tom.
Josh explained that the money he has raised online will go towards The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which provides family accommodation close to the hospital.
The cash raised during the head shave will be shared between the trust and Ellie’s Fund, a Scarborough charity set up in memory of Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, 14, who battled two brain tumours.
Ellie’s Fund helps local youngsters who are going through treatment and also gives money towards brain tumour research.
Josh said: “Tom is in Leeds now, but we’re hoping he’ll be home for a few days soon. He seems to be doing well at the moment.”