Melton man to have head shaved on Christmas Eve in support of three-year-old cousin battling leukaemia

Jack Underwood (21) of Melton is having his head shaved at the New Park bandstand on Christmas Eve in support of his three-year-old cousin, Evie, who is battling leukaemia and to raise money for Leicester Royal Infirmary's Ward 27 EMN-151214-164143001
Jack Underwood (21) of Melton is having his head shaved at the New Park bandstand on Christmas Eve in support of his three-year-old cousin, Evie, who is battling leukaemia and to raise money for Leicester Royal Infirmary's Ward 27 EMN-151214-164143001
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Melton man Jack Underwood will be feeling the winter chill more than most when he has his head shaved on Christmas Eve in support of his little cousin who has leukaemia.

Self confessed ‘pretty boy’ Jack (21) will be losing all of his hair in the Melton Bandstand in New Park at 2pm.

He said: “I love my hair but I’m willing to shave it all off in support of my beautiful three-year-old cousin, Evie, who was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

“She’s being treated on Ward 27 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary which is such an amazing place for children to be cared for in the awful circumstances they’re going through. It’s a safe haven for children and their parents.”

As previously reported in the Melton Times Jack and his family have lit up their house at 120 Dalby Road, complete with a Santa’s grotto this year, to raise money for Ward 27 and the Melton district nurses who cared for Jack’s grandma, Margaret Sweeney (77), until she sadly died in February.

The display and grotto are open to the public on Saturday, 4pm-6pm. For a £3 donation children can see Santa and receive a small present.

The Underwoods also had a tombola and raffle stall, at this year’s Victorian Christmas Fayre and have also been busy bag packing at Sainsbury’s.

Jack added: “Our family has had such an awful year. “We wouldn’t have survived it without the support and care of the Melton district nurses and the technicians, nurses and doctors of Ward 27.”

You can sponsor Jack at https://www.justgiving.com/Going-Bald-For-LRI-Ward27