ELEVEN-year-old Zak Wilkinson from Moneymore has proven he is a cut above the rest by recently growing his hair to below his shoulders only to have it cut off to raise money for charity!
With all proceeds going to Marie Curie – a whopping £2,300 in total – Zak donated seven inches of his hair to a cancer charity in order to make a wig for a child who was receiving chemotherapy.
He said his journey wasn’t always easy, often being taunted at school that he looked like a girl or having his hair being pulled, but he soldiered on as he knew some little person needed his hair.
Friends and family from across Northern Ireland , and further afield, very kindly made donations to Zak.
Initially he hoped he would raise £100 but he quickly met this target and the donations kept rolling in!
His grandfather, Joe Dickson, very kindly donated a ewe to Zak for auction at Armoy Sheep sale and Zak was overjoyed when A&T Clyde from Orchard farm in Antrim purchased the ewe for £430.
Zak was very thankful to everyone who made generous donations and was very excited to present Heather Miller from Marie Curie a cheque for £2,300.
He has a new short hairstyle but is already thinking about growing his hair again, well done Zak!