A Luton schoolboy has decided to get his head shaved in a show of support for his next door neighbour, who has now completed chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Mitchell West, 9, of Cutlers Green, has decided to take part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Shave or Style campaign after spotting it on Facebook and has already more than doubled his £100 fundraising target.
The cause is one close to the Puttridge Primary School pupil’s heart, as next door neighbour Pauline Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer and after completing chemotherapy and radiotherapy is set to undergo a double masectomy.
Mitchell’s mother Kelly said: “We held a Macmillian coffee morning last year and he wanted to do something himself and after spotting this he decided straight away.
“Mitchell saw the effects (treatment) had on Pauline and he got very sad and upset.
“She’s going strong now and was over the moon that Mitchell had decided to do this.
“I am very proud of him.”
> To donate log on to www.shaveorstyle.org.uk/shavers/mitchell-matthew-west/