Eleven-year-old Teddy braves the chop for Chestnut Tree House

Eleven-year-old Teddy Easterbrook has raised a massive £2,065 by shaving his head in aid of children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House, after being inspired by the care received by a dear family friend, Daisy Bushnell.

Teddy, who attends Atelier 21 school in Crawley, was supported by family and friends when he got the chop at his school’s business fair. He says he was “nervous, but full of excitement,” and wanted to support Chestnut Tree House because “families need a break every once in a while.”

After setting an initial target of £500, Teddy says he is “Flabbergasted, to say the least,” by the final fundraising total. “I’m really proud and grateful for the people who have helped us,” he says.

Teddy’s mum, Emma, says “Teddy has the most beautiful hair that he hates having cut, so when he said he wanted to shave it off no one was more surprised than me! I’m extremely proud of him and the support he has received is overwhelming. We never expected such a colossal amount and people are still donating!”

UPDATED: 25/07/2023 – Since the publication of this story, Teddy has been able to fundraise an amazing additional £300! Well done Teddy! 

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