Wellingborough schoolboy tries out a new look for charity

Kiantay having his hair shaved off
Kiantay having his hair shaved off

A schoolboy has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity by having his hair shaved off in front of family, friends and teachers.

Kiantay Licorish-Mullings recnetly arrived at Our Lady’s Junior School in Wellingborough with an impressive head of hair, but he went home with a very different look.

Kiantay's hair before Brave the Shave

Kiantay's hair before Brave the Shave

The youngster decided to shave his hair off in support of the Brave the Shave campaign by Macmillan Cancer Support and after asking his headteacher, he was allowed to do this during the school assembly.

Kiantay’s bravery saw him raise several hundred pounds for the charity while the hair will be used to make wigs for children going through treatment and are losing their hair.

Kiantay’s mum Natalie Licorish said: “I think I was more nervous then Kiantay to be honest.

“He had doubts about the challenge the night before, but he also knew he was doing it for a great cause.

“Kiantay really appreciated the fact everyone came together for assembly to support him in such a big decision.

“So we would like to say a big thank you to all his friends, family, local barber and especially Our Lady’s School who helped him to reach over his target.

“Considering his target was only to make £100, he has done really well.

“Online he made just over £100 and from school they manged to help raise over £420 which is pretty amazing.”

Kiantay has been growing his hair since he was born so shaving it off was never going to be easy.

But his mum said the challenge went perfectly, and she added: “It’s just so nice to see everyone coming together as a community and supporting one another, which we don’t often see these days.

“So once again a big thanks to you all.”