Ottery boy raises hundreds of pounds for charity after grandad’s diagnosis

Ten-year-old Jayden Rowland-Phillips, from Ottery, is pleased with his new hair cut. Picture: Leanne

Ten-year-old Jayden Rowland-Phillips, from Ottery, is pleased with his new hair cut. Picture: Leanne Rowland - Credit: Archant

A little boy, inspired to raise money for Cancer Research after his grandad’s diagnosis, has made more than £600 with a sponsored headshave.

Ten-year-old Jayden Rowland-Phillips, from Ottery, is pleased with his new hair cut. Picture: Leanne

Ten-year-old Jayden Rowland-Phillips, from Ottery, is pleased with his new hair cut. Picture: Leanne Rowland - Credit: Archant

Ten-year-old Jayden Rowland-Phillips, from Ottery, smashed not only his first target of £100 but his second of £500, raising a total of £607.

Jayden arranged to have his headshave on his 10th birthday on June 3 – the day his grandad was going in for his second round of chemotherapy.

Jayden’s mum Leanne Rowland said: “We are all beyond proud of him, a few tears were shed that day.

“It was good timing for him to do it as his grandad has literally just lost his hair.


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“Jayden is an inspiration to us all, he has done amazingly.”

Visit www.gofundme.com/f/jayden039s-head-shave to donate to Jayden’s cause.

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