A TEENAGER has shaved his head in solidarity with his mother who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Freddie Davies, 13, shaved off all his hair on Saturday in support of his mother Kelsie, who has spent the last year battling breast cancer.
Through this, he raised £2,491 for Barnsley Hospital Charity, 1,245 per cent of his original £200 target.
Understandably, the Trinity Academy pupil has felt a lot of pain and anger with everything that’s happened to his mother, and this brave action was his way of fighting against that.
“My eldest daughter did some fundraising when I first got the diagnosis,” Kelsie told the Chronicle.
“Understandably Freddie wanted to contribute too - he’s been quite angry with everything so wanted to bring back some positivity.
“As it got closer he started to get nervous, and was worried about going to school on Monday, but everyone’s been so good with him.”
Due to his age, Kelsie has tried her best to be open with Freddie about the process of her treatment, and the more that he learned the more he wanted to help his mum.
“He went to the chemotherapy ward with me,” she added.
“The nurses were so nice and really spoiled him - I don’t think he’s ever had so much junk food.
“It showed him that we’d not been lying to him, it’s not this scary thing that he might have built up in his head.”
Jane Mills, charity development manager for the hospital, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Freddie and witness his amazing feat of braving the shave.
“He is an inspiration and a young hero supporting his mum and raising vital funds for our chemotherapy ward.
“I send our heartfelt thanks to Freddie and everyone who has supported him from the hospital charity.”