Video: Brave Rugby boy shaves head for Macmillan in memory of relatives

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A brave seven-year-old boy has shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity in memory of his grandma and uncle.

Joshua Robinson completed the fundraiser today (Monday August 24).

Joshua and dad Matt after the shave

Joshua and dad Matt after the shave

His dad, Matt Robinson, did the cut at his barbershop, Mister Robinsons, in Church Street, Rugby.

Joshua has been saving change in his pencil case for the last two years and he has donated the £34 to Cancer Research.

He said: “I wanted to help people who have cancer and do something nice.”

Joshua’s mum, Becky Hadley, said it was an emotional event.

Joshua Robinson with his dad Matt

Joshua Robinson with his dad Matt

“He lost his grandma and his uncle Danny to cancer and he really wanted to do something to help others and make a difference.

“It’s heartwarming to see him do this and he’s such a lovely boy with a big, kind heart. I am very proud of him.”

The Paddox Primary School pupil has raised nearly £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support so far.

Joshua’s dad, Matt, said it was a pleasure to shave his son’s head for charity.

Joshua Robinson

Joshua Robinson

“It was emotional because I know much it means to him,” he said.

“I’m ridiculously proud of him and I think it’s important that we all give kids the opportunity to do something great and help others.

“This was all Joshua’s idea and he really wanted to help people after losing his grandma and uncle Danny.”

Joshua also completed the Race for Life at Stoneleigh with Impact Dance.

To donate to Macmillan Cancer Support, visit Joshua’s page bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/joshua-robinson/