A Macclesfield resident has taken part in a sponsored shave-a-thon, raising over £1,000 for charity in the process.

Last month 28 year old Matthew McHugh had all 12 inches of his hair shaved off in the fundraiser for Over the Wall – a charity which offers free residential activity camps for children and teenagers with serious and life-limiting illnesses.

The camps aim to be fun yet life changing at the same time, helping to develop the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of those attending.