Axe Valley student is shorn for charity

PUBLISHED: 06:59 27 March 2015

James Williams after his head shave

James Williams after his head shave


James, 15, sheds his long locks to aid the Teenage Cancer Trust

James Williams before being parted from his lengthy locksJames Williams before being parted from his lengthy locks

A 15-year-old Axe Valley Community College student has been parted from his lengthy locks to raise money for charity.

James Williams had his head shaved in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

He volunteered for the big cut to help him get in character for a role he is currently playing in a play called Hospital Food.

The story is about teenage cancer and James thought having his head shaved would help him get a feel for the part and also raise money for the trust.

He is currently playing the character Reece in the show, which has just finished a run at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. The next performance will be at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, on April 18.

The head shave took place at college and by last week he had raised £376.13 for the worthy cause.

James said: “I couldn’t believe how quickly I went from long hair to no hair – just three minutes. I am really glad I did it, though, because it has helped raise awareness of teenage cancer.

“Friends and fellow students have come up to me and asked lots of questions. They didn’t know much about it before and now they do.”

Donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust can be made on James’s online donation page at or at the play performances or by texting RGFL53 followed by £ and the amount to donate to 70070.

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