A TROON boy has raised more than £800 after he took part in ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmillan Cancer.

Ethan Riddell, who is just 13 years old and a pupil at Marr College, shaved his head on June 30 to raise awareness for the illness and a family friend who has beaten cancer three times.

Ethan raised £825 and was inspired to do so by Mandy, who has a daughter the same age as him, as well as his papa, who sadly passed away 12 years before he was born.

He previously said: “Kasia and her mum are outstandingly brave for never given up and still having fun. This is why I will Brave the Shave to raise money and awareness for MacMillan Cancer Support.”

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Scott at Studio 10 for Men in Troon helped Ethan cut his hair off.
Ethan’s mum, Clare, said: “I am immensely proud of Ethan for doing this, for being brave, and for raising this fantastic amount for a charity very close to our hearts.

“I want to thank everyone for their generous donations that have came from all over the world as well Scott at Studio 10 for Men in Troon.”

Clare continued: “Thank you to Ethan’s group of friends that came along to encourage him.

“The members for his Karate Club Irvine Takeda who have been behind him all the way.

“And thanks especially Mandy and her family that have been his inspiration not just to shave his head but in everything.

“When things get a little bit hard we say Mandy never gives up.”