Emneth youngster braves the shave

Harley Precey, 8, has his head shaved as part of Macmillan's Brave the Shave.
Harley Precey, 8, has his head shaved as part of Macmillan's Brave the Shave.

The mother of a brave eight-year-old boy who had his head shaved for a charity close to his heart says she feels “very honoured” to be his mum.

Emneth youngster Harley Precey asked if he could undergo the clippers after seeing an advert for Macmillan’s nationwide fundraiser, Brave the Shave.

Harley Precey, 8, having head shaved as part of Macmillan's Brave being cut by Luke Shorten ANL-150308-083122009

Harley Precey, 8, having head shaved as part of Macmillan's Brave being cut by Luke Shorten ANL-150308-083122009

He told mum Sadie Shorten that he wanted to help other people suffering from cancer after losing his great nanny to the disease.

The Marshland St James Primary School pupil braved the shave at Banks Barber Shop in Old Market, Wisbech – and has already more than tripled his original £100 fundraising target.

Mum Sadie said: “Myself, my partner Daniel and Harley’s dad are all extremely proud of what he has done and thankful for how much money he has raised. He has so far collected just over £353.

“He set a target and expected to raise around £100 so he is over the moon and so very grateful for everyone’s donations.”

She added: “Harley can be a really thoughtful and sensitive boy and I am proud of his kindness and courage and the selflessness he is showing by doing this at such a young age.

“I think having your head shaved at eight-years-old is a massive deal and so very brave.

“I feel very honoured to be his mum.”

Anyone wanting to support Harley’s hair-raising effort can visit his fundraising web page and donate at: www.justgiving.com/s-shorten