A ‘SELFLESS’ grandmother has braved the shave to help a disabled youngster communicate.
Gill Bowell from Harbury is raising money for her friend’s son – three year-old Oliver Locket, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The youngster lives in Dorset with his parents, but mum Sophie previously lived in Harbury.
Gill has raised nearly £2,000 through shaving off her shoulder-length hair and holding a fund-raising event. It will go towards the £6,500 needed for an eye gaze machine – which would help the youngster communicate.
She plans to visit Oliver and his family in the coming weeks to hand-deliver the cheque.
Gill said: “It was a wonderful day with so much support from Harbury village and all the stall holders.
“Special thanks has to go to my family – without all their help it would not have been possible to acheive what I did.
“I am feeling so proud and loving my bald head.”
People can continue to support Gill. Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/samantha-sharp to donate.