Somersham fundraiser bids farewell to dreadlocks for charity

Brad King, from Somersham, taking part in Brave The Shave, at Armandos, St Ives, with son's (l-r) Le

Brad King, from Somersham, taking part in Brave The Shave, at Armandos, St Ives, with son's (l-r) Leon, Harvey, and their Cousin Olivia, - Credit: Archant

Friends and family watched on as a brave fundraiser had his beloved dreadlocks cut for charity.

Brad King, from Somersham, taking part in Brave The Shave, at Armandos, St Ives, with barber Fab D'A

Brad King, from Somersham, taking part in Brave The Shave, at Armandos, St Ives, with barber Fab D'Angela, - Credit: Archant

Brad King, from Somersham took on MacMillan’s Brave the Shave event after being spurred on to get the chop by his grandmother Audrey.

He said: “My family were happy that I got the dreadlocks cut off but it is already growing back quickly but I am not sure if I am going to grow back the dreadlocks.”

The 30-year-old had been growing dreadlocks for the past five years to the dismay of his family.

Brad was going to be taking on the challenge with his grandmother but before the event people had sponsored her not to cut her hair.

“We had a few people give us money so that Nan wouldn’t get her hair. We still have a few people giving us sponsorship money,” added Brad.

In total Brad has managed to raise around £800 for the charity.