Youngster braves the head shave

Jake Barker, 12, with his mum Terri Barber after the shave

Jake Barker, 12, with his mum Terri Barber after the shave

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A YOUNGSTER had his head shaved to raise money to help battle cancer in memory of his late grandad.

Jake Barker, 12, got the cut at The Green Room in Southsea on Wednesday as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave initiative.

Jake before the shave

Jake before the shave

His mother Terri Barber, 31, said: ‘We’ve lost a few family members in the past from cancer, and that really inspired Jake to take this on.’

‘The event went really well and luckily, Jake said he likes his new style.’

Jake said he was excited but nervous and really glad that everyone gave money.

He raised a total of £232.

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