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Jono’s locks hold key to fund-raiser
A WORCESTER man is planning to shave his head then donate his hair to raise money for two separate charities.
Jono Roberts, aged 25, who lives in Barbourne, has planned a sponsored head shave to raise money for SOS Children, the world’s largest orphan charity.
He will then donate his hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Mr Roberts has been growing his hair for the past seven years and admits he has become very attached to it.
However, after being told about the Little Princess Trust, he decided to donate his hair to the charity.
Mr Roberts said: “After I’d mulled it over for a little while it seemed selfish of me to keep my hair when I have the ability to easily grow it back again, should I want to.”
He has already raised about £250 and is hoping to raise £2,000.
Once he has raised enough money, he will first cut his hair, enabling it to be donated to the Little Princess Trust, before shaving off the rest.
Mr Roberts said he had decided to support the two charities because of the great work they do.
He said: “The people at SOS Children do great work and are truly unsung heroes.
“I have supported SOS Children since I was about 19 because I was adopted by the most wonderful mother and father a child could hope for, but some children aren’t as lucky as I have been.
“I searched for a charity which is truly non-profit and which doesn’t spend lots of money on advertising, as I’m guessing it knows that when people want to give, they will go looking for the right people to give to.”
To donate money to Mr Roberts, visit either justgiving.com/Jono-Roberts for him shaving his head for SOS Children, or justgiving.com/ Jono-Roberts1 in aid of the Little Princess Trust.