Hair today gone tomorrow for Yorkhill

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A young Stornoway man is shaving his head for charity after experiencing the work of Yorkhill Children’s Hospital first hand.

Declan Cunningham, 13, is set to lose his locks next week as on Wednesday, April 6th, to raise funds, and awareness, for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

The Nicolson Institute pupil had attended the Glasgow-based hospital for a two year period to undergo treatment for a hip complaint.

“I think his eyes were opened,” said Declan’s mother Anne-Marie Cunningham. “It was quite daunting at times, seeing the other sick children, and I think it put things into perspective for him.

“He told me he wished we could help them, and then he came out with the idea of getting sponsored to shave his head.”

Not nervous at the idea of his impending baldness, Declan is pleased to be able to do something in return for the care he received at Yorkhill.

“I was really well looked after and the staff were really nice,” he said. “They’d sit with you and play games.”

Declan continued: “I just felt sad seeing the other kids, so I thought I’d like to raise money for new equipment, things like that.”

Already Declan’s total reached £150 – and if you’d like to help him raise more, keep an eye out for donation buckets or sign up on his sponsor form in Cearns Community Shop.