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Headshave goes down a 'Storm' - Manea schoolboy braves the clippers for charity




Manea youngster Storm Simms faced the chop and raised £1,290 for three charities.

Claire Simms, Peter Simms, Storm Simms, Fran Mchenry, Rachel Voss, Kian Bell and Sally Bell. (4729300)
Claire Simms, Peter Simms, Storm Simms, Fran Mchenry, Rachel Voss, Kian Bell and Sally Bell. (4729300)

The seven-year-old had never had what many would describe as a "proper haircut" in his life , but he decided to face the clippers and raise money at the same time.

Through his efforts the Manea schoolboy raised £430 for each of the charities and he presented the cash to representatives of Muscular Dystrophy UK, 2nd March Beavers and the Anne Harris Children's Fund.

Storm is a member of the Beavers and he chose the other two charities to say thank-you for the help they have given his family members.

His cousin, Kian Bell from Doddington, is badly affected by a strain of the genetic condition - Muscular Dystrophy, which is why he chose that cause. The Anne Harris Children's Fund is a small charity which not only helped Storm's father Peter with his work with children in active war zones, but also agreed to buy Kian a car hoist for his new wheelchair.

On top of all this Storm donated his flowing locks to the Princess Trust - the charity which makes wigs for children affected by cancer and other illnesses that result in hair loss.

Storm is now planning to regrow his hair claiming his ears are "cold" as a result of the short hairstyle, which he underwent during a medieval event held at Stow Cum Quy at the end of the school holidays.

The youngster presented the cheques at a recent Beavers evening accompanied by his proud parents, Claire and Peter and his cousin Kian and his mum Sally were also in attendance.

Claire said: "Storm has never had what his grandparents would call a proper hair cut, so it was a big decision for him to have it all cut off. He had is head shaved so it was just stubble, but obviously it has started to grow back now."



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