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Hair-razing way to say thank you to lifesavers
HE wanted to thank the team that saved his son’s life.
When Bradley Bond was born with cystic fibrosis last year, doctors at Southampton General Hospital had to fight to keep him alive.
Now his father Matthew Bond and three of his friends have raised £1,050 for the charity behind his care.
The 33-year-old dad-of-two from Sholing, Southampton, and Stuart Hill, 33, a retail manager from Shirley, Southampton, had their heads shaved at Gossip hair salon in West End, while Andy Innes, 24, a teacher from Eastleigh, had his legs shaved and Brieley Higgins, 30, an electrician from Eastleigh, had his back and legs shaved after going a month without alcohol.
The money raised at the event organised with the help of Matthew’s partner, Jade Morgan, 28, will go to Cystic Fibrosis, a charity dedicating to funding research and supporting families affected by the life-shortening disease.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a faulty gene that results in the lungs and digestive system becoming clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food.
Bradley, who is now 15 months old, still requires regular support and has been on antibiotics almost all of his life.
Matthew, an area manager for a tile supplier, said: “It started off as this idea of just me and Stuart having our heads shaved and it just snowballed.
“Bradley was born with cystic fibrosis himself and he’s got a cousin who has it as well, so I wanted to raise money for them.
“If it wasn’t for what they and the hospital did when he was born, he certainly wouldn’t be with us today.
“But I know with this condition, there are so many others who have it much worse than him.”
The team are still collecting donations.
For more information or to donate, visit: justgiving.com/teams/offourheads.
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