Tuesday 8th June 2010 by C. Freeman
Students Connor Stead and Joe Koris have raised over £1,000 for charity by having their heads shaved. Connor initially came up with the idea to raise money for Cancer Research as his granddad had died of the disease, then Joe showed his support by joining in as well.
The boys, who are in Year 8, both play at Kettering Rugby Club and did the stunt at their recent end-of-year Presentation Evening. As well as sponsorship from friends and family, money was also raised by people paying to cut off the boys' locks of hair on the night!
It took about 10 minutes for Joe's to be shaved while Connor, who had shoulder-length hair, was transformed in about a quarter of an hour. They have so far raised more than £1,000 and are still collecting. The money will be split between Cancer Research and the boys' Under-13 rugby team.
Connor said: 'It feels very strange; before I was always flicking it out of my eyes, I've always really had long hair. My mum doesn't like it short so I'll probably grow it again, though perhaps not as long as it was before!'