Brother’s bald move for autistic charity

Matt Lougher has his headshaved for Autism Awareness Day by Deborah Ruddiforth
Matt Lougher has his headshaved for Autism Awareness Day by Deborah Ruddiforth
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LONG-HAIRED Sheffielder Matthew Lougher showed true brotherly love when he shaved off his locks to raise £1,500.

Matthew lost his shoulder-length hair at a Dinnington salon for a good cause, to boost the autistic charity and specialist college Freeman College in Sheffield where his brother Alexander studies.

Matt Lougher had his headshaved for Autism Awareness Day with his brother Alex

Matt Lougher had his headshaved for Autism Awareness Day with his brother Alex

And he took the challenge on autism awareness day as 20-year-old Alexander has autism.

Postgraduate student Matthew, aged 22, said: “It feels a bit chilly now.

“I had only had one hair cut in four years, thought it was time for a change and also why not do it for a good cause?

“Freeman College has been good to Alexander.

Matt Lougher has his headshaved for Autism Awareness Day by Deborah Ruddiforth

Matt Lougher has his headshaved for Autism Awareness Day by Deborah Ruddiforth

“He has really come out of his shell since he started there last year.”

The money raised will boost the college charity’s appeal for a minibus.

Matthew also donated his lopped-off hair to the Little Princess Trust – which makes wigs for children suffering hair loss because of cancer treatment – after the cut at Artistes Hair Design.

Proud mum Beverley, of North Anston, said: “Watching Matthew have his hair shaved off was so much fun.

“He looks a lot better and raised a lot of money as well.

“Alex has grown in confidence and really progressed during his first six months at Freeman College.”