IT was hair today and gone tomorrow for schoolboy Harry Giles, when he took part in a charity challenge support his best friend.

Nine-year-old Harry had his hair shaved off during assembly at Ringwood Junior School, with help from deputy head Sam Fuller, raising more than £900 for Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave campaign.

The youngster was keen to do something special to support his friend Braydon Parry, who had aggressive bone cancer last year which resulted in him losing his right leg.

Harry’s mum Paula Strutt said: “I can’t thank the school enough for their support. Harry has wanted to do something special for Braydon but was always too young for organised events.

“This was something that he was able to do to show support to his friend and try and help as many people who are suffering with cancer. His auntie’s dad, Gordon Geal, recently passed away from cancer so he was also doing this in memory of him and we know he would have been super proud of him.”

Paula said Harry, who lives in Ringwood, is always looking out for Braydon.

She added: “Harry and Braydon have such a lovely friendship. Harry wanted to do this to be able to help as many people as he can that are suffering with cancer to know others are their to look after them.”

Since 2015, thousands of supporters have raised more than £22.7million through Macmillan’s Brave the Shave campaign. The money could pay for 140 Macmillan nurses for three years and means the charity is able to provide physical, financial and emotional support to help people live life as fully as possible.

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