Norwich City is delighted to highlight our second weekly Community Hero, showcasing the story of those special individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Callum Pratt, 11, has raised over £1,400 for the NHS’ coronavirus fund after shaving all his hair off.
“I decided to shave off my hair because the NHS has done so much for everyone and I just wanted to give something back by donating some money to help them. I was very nervous, but I like the new hair style!
“I thought I was only going to raise just £200 so I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported me to raise so much, my friends and family have also been amazing.”
The news of the head shave came as a surprise at first to mum, Charlene Pratt.
“When he first said about it, I didn’t think he was serious but being the boy that he is – when he gets his mind set to something, he won’t stop going on about it. It was a surreal moment and looked strange at first but we are getting used to it.
“I’m immensely proud of Callum. It’s obviously a very difficult time at the moment for everybody and trying to keep the kids focused and positive is a challenge but for him to want to do something so kind and so selfless to help other people just made me so proud.”
A special shoutout goes to Callum’s teacher, James Loome, who agreed to shave his hair too - as long as Callum reached £200 in sponsorship.
“When Mr Loome said that he would join Callum in shaving his hair, I never thought we would get over the amount needed. He managed to get a lot more people involved by raising awareness which helped massively in donations so a big thank you goes to Mr Loome.”
If you would like to donate to Callum’s fundraising page, click here.