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‘It helps kids with cancer’

Toby Gibbons, a P4 student at Somersfield Academy, will be having his head shaved for St Baldrick's fundraiser on March 18. This is the first of a weekly series chronicling his experience.

“This is the third time I have done St Baldrick's. The first time I did it was in 2009 because my mum was doing it. I didn't want her to shave her head so I said I would do it instead of her. But when she showed me the St Baldrick's website and how it helped raise money for sick children, I understood why she wanted to do it so my mum, my dad and me all had our heads shaved and we raised almost $40,000 which was amazing!

“Last year I did it on my own. I set a goal of $1,000 and raised $4,173 so I was really pleased. This year my goal was $1,000 again but somebody gave me that in one go on the first day! So I raised my goal to $4,000 and so far I have got $3,505.

“I like having my head shaved because it helps children with cancer. I'm very lucky because I don't have cancer and no one in my family does. I like being able to help children that aren't as lucky as me.”

If you would like make a donation, go to Toby's St Baldrick's page at: http://bit.ly/gHRQ4T

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Published March 10, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated March 10, 2011 at 8:31 am)

‘It helps kids with cancer’

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