Grandmother braves the shave to help disabled youngster communicate - The Leamington Observer

Grandmother braves the shave to help disabled youngster communicate

Leamington Editorial 24th Sep, 2018   0

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 to donate.

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