Charlie's curls cut for charity


16 year old Charlie Anderson, a Freman College student from Wyddial, had his trademark curls clipped back in front of fellow pupils on Tuesday (May 8) for Brain Tumour Buddies.

Charlie’s mum Penny explained: "My nephew was diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago and we have always been very close to him.

"My family come from the north east of England where growing your hair long is just not done and Kevin used to rib Charlie about it, calling him a southern softie."

Charlie pledged to cut his hair for the charity of Kevin’s choice when he last saw him.

Charlie said "on the 30th of March 2012 my cousin in law, Kevin, tragically passed away from a brain tumour. He was easily one of the nicest people I have ever, ever met, and I'm so happy to have had the honour of him being in my life. He would never complain, even whilst he was ill, he would always put others before him. 

"I just keep thinking to myself how unfair it is. And although a cure for Cancer is a long way off, I think the care a patient gets whilst ill is just as important as a cure, especially if it's the last few years of their life."

He added "Brain Tumour Buddies were there for Kevin. And I want to do my bit, and pay them back for all their hard work, so they can continue to help others in the future."

With Charlie's afro like hair now NICE and short we can finally share the news that his special haircut has raised an astonishing £3,648.96 for BT Buddies!!

Natalya, Andrew and the BT Buddies team would like to say a massive thank you to Charlie and all those who helped him to raise such an amazing amount!

You can read more about Charlie's fundraising here and visit his Justgiving page here.