A SELF-confessed haircut hater braved the shave in solidarity after his brother was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
And the flood of support for Tom Ogley’s decision to sacrifice his locks in support of brother Joe, even inspired sister Lottie and dad Robert to go for the chop, too.
Between them, the Broom family raised more than £3,400 for Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity.
“Joe and I both think we have great hair, even though we probably don’t, so when I found he was going to have to shave it for his operation, I decided that I would join him in it,” said Tom.
Tom live-streamed his big crop on Facebook so Joe and all his supporters could “watch and laugh as anyone who knows me knows I hate haircuts”.
Joe had surgery at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital last week and is now at home recovering.
It follows a whirlwind couple of weeks in which Joe went to the opticians after a period of headaches and spells of blindness and was diagnosed with a tumour behind his eye, which appeared to be the size of an orange.
Tom said: “We just couldn’t believe it \_ he’s only 19. I did have quite a lot of hair.
“Joe had headaches and periods of blindness.
“This had gone on for six months and he just assumed it would go away and if it had not been for lockdown and him bumping into things we would never have found out. We made him go to the opticians.”
Tom said Lottie and Robert had got involved “based it on the sheer volume raised”, adding: “I was expecting no more than £500 so we were overwhelmed.
“It was amazing. I just cannot believe how much support we have had.”
Donations to the family fundraiser are still welcome at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-ogley and will go to Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity.