Heroic youngster braves the shave in honour of grandad - The Solihull Observer

Heroic youngster braves the shave in honour of grandad

Solihull Editorial 6th Nov, 2021   0

AN HEROIC 11-YEAR-OLD girl went under her mum’s clippers to brave the shave in honour of her grandad.

Amy Young wanted to create some positivity after finding out she was Type One diabetic, her grandad had been diagnosed with colon cancer and the nation was in lockdown.

The Olton resident and her mum, Helen Franklin – a barber, decided to do the challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.

When the day arrived for Amy to have her shoulder length blonde locks turned into a grade two all over she had the support of all her family, friends and teachers.




Thanks to their generosity she raised £856 for the charity.

Following the shave Helen contacted Amy’s brown owl at St Mary’s Brownies to see if there was a bravery badge for Amy.


After some research and a nomination Amy was handed a Hero award which was handed to her by County Commissioner Jayne Howle.

Helen said: “She’s been through some very tough times but has come out with a smile on her face.”

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