A SON has shaved his head to fundraise for East Lancashire Hospice in honour of his mum who has been bravely battling terminal breast cancer for the last five years.

Josh Hartley, 23 from Accrington, has set up a donate page on Facebook as his mother, Amanda, has been receiving support from the hospice since she was first diagnosed.

The family recently received the news that her cancer had spread further with Amanda having to endure another gruelling round of chemot­herapy.

Josh said: “I thought a head shave would be the best way to support my mum this time around, as I know how much losing her hair affects her. It’s also the reason I started growing my hair in the first place. Plus, I know that the hospice must be struggling as a result of the pandemic, so I just wanted to do what I can.”

So far Josh has raised £2,261 but if you would like to donate visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2850942245164944/