Boy's sponsored buzz cut in aid of children's charity

Peter Colley before and after the shave

Peter Colley had his head shaved to raise money for a charity close to his heart. - Credit: CHSW

A 12-year old boy from Nailsea has shaved his head to raise vital funds for a children's hospice.

Peter Colley wanted to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) during the pandemic and decided he would have a sponsored ‘isolation buzz cut’.

He said: “All charities, including CHSW, have suffered due to Covid-19 and the cancelling of events. I wanted to raise money for them because it means a lot to our family.”

So far Peter has raised £320 for CHSW in Wraxall, which provides respite, emergency, end-of-life and bereavement care and support for the whole family.

It has adapted its care during the pandemic to ensure Covid-safe support wherever and whenever families need it, including for the first time ever, in families’ own homes.

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