7th Jul, 2020

So long, hair well: Solihull youngster chops his locks for MS charity

John Carlon 12th Feb, 2020 Updated: 9th Mar, 2020

A SOLIHULL youngster had a hair-do makeover – to raise hundreds of pounds for an MS charity.

Nathan Wharrier, aged 10, who goes to Olton Primary, grew his hair to donate to children having cancer treatment, while raising £620 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The young Solihull Samson had 16 inches of his hair chopped off.

His long locks were donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs to children with hair loss.

Nathan’s mom Wendy said: “Three years ago, Nathan saw my friends Carmela and Sarah-Jayne Casamassa cut their hair for the Little Princesses Charity. He asked why they were doing it so I explained it was to make wigs with real hair for children who had lost their hair through cancer treatment.

“Shortly after that he asked if he could grow his hair for the charity too. A few months after this we had the awful news that his Auntie Ali, my little sister, had a confirmed diagnosis of MS.

“My sister is amazing and battles on with a “use it or lose it” attitude every single day. Some days are tougher than others as any person living with MS will testify.

“Nathan and I decided that we could do something for both charities. His hair was lovingly packaged and sent to the Little Princesses Charity.

“The money he raised for the MS Society will help with on going research into finding a way to stop the progress of this disease and ultimately find a cure.

“I will miss his lovely long hair, it suits his unique personality, but I am so very proud of him for having the kindness in his heart, the patience and the determination to see this through.”

Nathan’s hairdresser, Chris Antoniou, told the Observer: “Nathan’s Aunty has MS, so Nathan grew and donated his hair to try to raise money for the MS Charity.

“He has raised around £600 and he was even supported by Solihull Ice Rink Planet Ice.”

Antoinette Fisher, Chair of the MS Solihull Group, said, “We think what Nathan has done is fantastic. He’s an inspiration to other children and young adults.”

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