A kind-hearted pupil has taken took part in a sponsored head-shave for charity.

Year 8 pupil , Qais Patel of Eden Boys’ School, Bolton was inspired to undertake the charity challenge because his grandmother had been cared for at Bolton Hospice hospice before her death. He raised £800 after the shave.

He said: “I wanted to raise money for Bolton Hospice as it is a place close to my heart, as my grandmother spent her last few days there. They do amazing work supporting ill people and their families, so I really wanted to help them. Thank you very much to my friends, other school pupils, parents and staff for their generosity.”

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His mum Salma added: “I encouraged Qais to do something to fundraise for a good cause as I believe it is very important to teach our children to be more charitable.”

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Sue Gill-Daintith, Principal of Eden Boys’ School  said: “We are incredibly proud of Qais, who wanted to fundraise for this local good cause. We encourage our pupils to live their lives by our school value of Service, especially to their community and those less fortunate than ourselves who are in need and Qais clearly exemplifies this.”