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Harry’s close shave for charity

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Harry’s close  shave for charity thumbnailProud Harry handing over his £1800 cheque to Lianne Wilson from Cancer Focus Northern Ireland representative.

A CARING Aghadowey schoolboy raised £1800 after having his hair shaved off for a cause close to his heart.
Harry Doherty, 11, decided to boost the coffers of Cancer Focus NI while his aunt Fiona Walker was undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
His proud mum Valerie told The Chronicle: "This was all Harry's idea; he made up his own sponsorship forms. Family and friends rallied behind him; we are all astounded by it. People have been so generous.
“Harry is very close to his aunt Fiona and one day he returned from school to announce that he was going to get his hair shaved off to raise money for cancer. It just took off from there.
“His classmates at Macosquin Primary School were all behind him. Harry plays for Coleraine Academy as a centre-forward and the football club also sponsored him."
Nervous
Harry's head was shaved before Christmas at his home by Wendy Doherty from Coleraine's 'Untangled' hair salon, while his aunt Fiona looked on.

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