(L-R - Pictured is Neil before the clippers came out and in the middle is Neil post head shave. On the right is Harry).

Revd Neil Griffiths, Rector of the Colsterworth Group of Churches (near Grantham) has had his head shaved to raise money for our NHS heroes and for The Helping Harry Trust. Harry is the grandson of Julie, a friend of Neil's, who he used to work with.  Harry was born with severe brain damage at birth leaving him with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects, among other things, a child's muscle control and co-ordination. Harry is fed by tube and is also registered blind. All money raised by the Trust goes towards the care, equipment and treatment that he needs.

Neil said: "As soon as I heard about Harry I wanted to do something and promised I would but never found an opportunity - until now. The current situation seemed to provide the perfect moment to help so I have asked friends, family and members of the church to sponsor my 'coronavirus hair cut'.

"My wife Lesley did the deed with a pair of clippers although she has never cut anyone's hair before but as you can see I still have my ears! I think we were all a little taken aback by the finished result and Lesley was surprised how easy it was. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far - it is very much appreciated."

If you would like to contribute please go to Neil's fundraising page here.

This story was published on Wednesday 29th April 2020.