Fred sheds locks for brain tumour charity

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A 10-year-old says he was surprised to have raised more than £1,200 for a charity which is close to his heart.

Fred Coupar, from Kettering, decided to go a year without having his hair cut in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Fred Coupar, aged 10, from Kettering, raised more than �1,200 after going a year without having his hair cut. He was raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity after his dad Lewis was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005

Fred Coupar, aged 10, from Kettering, raised more than �1,200 after going a year without having his hair cut. He was raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity after his dad Lewis was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005

His father Lewis, 40, was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005, when Fred was just two.

He was then diagnosed with a recurrence of the tumour in August last year, a few months after Fred had started his venture on behalf of the Brain Tumour Charity.

Fred, a pupil at Hawthorn Primary School, said: “When I first started I didn’t expect to raise that much.”

He said he had taken some inspiration from other members of his family who had taken part in charity fundraisers.

Dad Lewis said Fred, who has two older siblings Aiden and Megan, had wanted to raise money for the charity because of his family’s experience of the condition.

He added: “He wanted to do it to help other people who had been through what we have been through.

“He’s a little star. We are so proud of him. It’s entirely self-generated – it was his idea, he came up with the concept.”

Fred’s mum Karen said: “He wanted to raise money for this charity because it means quite a lot to us.

“He has done really well.”