A SON from Stourport will shave off his hair, which he has been growing for two years, to be made into wigs for children fighting cancer.

Courtney Richards will brave the shave at Stourport's Tesco supermarket, where he works, on December 14 in memory of his dad Grant who died last year after a short battle with lung and liver cancer.

Courtney, 25, said: "My dad had visited the doctors after losing a drastic amount of weight in a very short time. After two months of testing, he was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer, stage four.

"This cruel disease had obviously been ravaging his body unbeknown to us for a long time. Although me and my family knew the disease was terminal, we didn’t know his time with us would be so short.

"Three months after being diagnosed he passed away.

"His sad passing devastated our family so I would like to raise as much money for Cancer Research as possible for their fight against this terrible disease.

"Since this disease has affected us, we’ve come to realise how many others are affected by cancer."

Courtney is hoping to raise £1,500 in sponsors for Cancer Research, and plans to donate his long locks to the Little Princess Trust.

Donations can be made at the Tesco Superstore in Severn Road, or at fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/courtneys-giving-page-92.