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Jared's haircut for Hambo

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A young Leicester Tigers fan is to cut off his hair in aid of the Matt Hampson Trust at one of the club's summer Rugby Courses.

Jared Milligan has earned the nickname Mophead after growing his hair for the last four years.

Now the 12-year-old, from Derehem in Norfolk, has decided to cut his locks, which are more than 60cm long, when the Tigers Rugby Course comes to Swaffham RUFC from July 26-30.

Jared is planning to chop it all off on the final day of the course with the help of Dereham barbers Dads & Lads to raise money for the Matt Hampson Trust. He will also send the hair to a cancer charity to make into wigs.

His father, Ian, chairman of the youth section at Swaffham RUFC, said Jared’s fund-raising effort has already gained support from the rugby community, including All Black great Jonah Lomu.

“It was by following Matt’s progress and other fund-raising activities that Jared came up with the idea of having his haircut off to raise some funds,” Ian said. “He will be doing it in front of his mates on the Tigers Rugby Course at Swaffham RUFC on 30 July and is hoping to raise a significant amount of money for what is an excellent cause.

“As ever the rugby community is already supporting him with numerous Tigers supporters donating and there have been messages of support coming from figures across the game, including Jonah Lomu who mentioned Jared’s fund-raising on his Twitter account.”

To support Jared and to make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/mophead-gets-a-haircut

For more information on Tigers Rugby Courses click here and for more information on the Matt Hampson Trust visit www.matthampson.co.uk