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Ryan Thom

Brave Calum Rae gets to shave neighbour's hair off after hitting £100k fundraising mark for cancer appeal

An Ayrshire boy battling cancer put his barber skills to the test last week as he helped a neighbour ‘brave the shave’.

Calum Rae took control of the clippers as he shaved Ross Weir’s beard and head all in aid of his £250,000 appeal for cancer treatment.

The four-year-old ‘Rae of Sunshine’ from Troon needs the seismic amount to head to the US for the life-saving vaccine that could prevent his stage 4 neuroblastoma– a rare and very aggressive cancer – from ever returning.

A huge fundraising effort has seen donations rocket past £100,000 in just a matter of weeks.

An adorable video shows the young lad get to grips with the clippers at Troon’s Mane Man Barbers.

Calum got to grips with the clippers (Submitted Ayrshire Live)

Calum can be seen running the electric razor over the back of neighbour Ross’ head as the barber tells him “you’re doing a good job.”

Ross told Ayrshire Live: “It was a good laugh and the main thing was that it gave Calum a giggle.

“He really took to it, I think he took it quite seriously and enjoyed himself.

“My partner’s daughter Marley also had a shot, she was loving it as she doesn’t really like my beard.”

Ross's partner's daughter Marley got in on the act (Submitted Ayrshire Live)

Ross who owns Doghouse Installations has been championing Calum’s cause and last month launched a car wash in his name.

The 36-year-old lives across from Calum and vowed to do “whatever it takes” to get the little warrior on that plane to the Big Apple.

That even included getting his bushy beard and luscious locks removed, after he promised to ‘brave the shave’ if the total hit £100,000 over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Troon barbers The Mane Man assisted the pair (Submitted Ayrshire Live)

Ross admits he never expected the total to soar, but as the Bank Holiday Monday hit the milestone was reached and the shave was confirmed.

And who else better to do it than Calum himself.

Ross added: “I’ll admit I thought I was being smart when I suggested doing the head shave. I just wanted the fundraiser to hit the £100,0000 mark and thankfully it achieved that milestone.

“It was great we got some professional assistance from the team Suzanne at the Mane Man. It meant I wasn’t left looking like an old mop.”

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