WHAT would be the most outrageous thing a 68-year-old man could do for charity?
Having a Mohican haircut was what Nailsworth man Reg Urquhart was told by his grandchildren, and amazingly Reg accepted.
He will have the ceremonial haircut at 12pm on Saturday, June 28 in Nailsworth Mortimer Gardens, but the ever-selfless Reg hasn’t promised to don the humiliating haircut all summer for his own benefit.
Reg is instead raising money for children’s cancer charity LATCH, which has been a big part of his family’s life since his great-nephew Harri was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
Harri was only two when he was taken into hospital and his family heard the grave news that he had developed the rare children’s cancer neuroblastoma, which affects around 100 children a year in the UK. The most common symptom once the cancer has developed is a lump or swelling in the child’s abdomen. It will then begin to spread to other parts of the body.
There is no known cure for the cancer and Harri, who is now four, has spent the previous two years relying on treatment trials.
However his struggle has been considerably helped by LATCH, who organise activities to keep children’s spirits up and also raise money to fund research into children’s cancers.
You can donate to Reg at justgiving.com/reg-urquhart