Oliver’s hair-raising charity challenge

Oliver Morgan, 14yrs old, from Kinsley. Oliver has Asperger's Syndrome and is currently taking sponsorship for his forthcoming head shave - all monies raised to go to the Asperger's charity.'h310a314
Oliver Morgan, 14yrs old, from Kinsley. Oliver has Asperger's Syndrome and is currently taking sponsorship for his forthcoming head shave - all monies raised to go to the Asperger's charity.'h310a314

Caring teen Oliver Morgan – who has Asperger syndrome – is going to hair-raising lengths to raise cash for charity.

Fourteen-year-old Oliver will have his locks shaved off in aid of the National Autistic Society charity.

Oliver, who attends Minsthorpe Community College, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when he was just five.

For the past few years he has dedicated his life to helping other children with similar conditions.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people.

Oliver loves trains so regularly volunteers at the Keighley And Worth Valley Railway and helps families who have autistic children.

The teen will have his head shaved at the station on today. He has already raised £800 but is hoping to make it to £1,000.

His dad, Shaun Morgan, of Vale Road, Kinsley, said: “Me and his mum are so proud of everything Oliver has achieved.

“He is such a generous and thoughtful boy, and has dedicated a lot of time to raising money for the charity.”

He has visited different classes at Minsthorpe to explain what autism is and how it affects him, and that he is having his head shaved to make money for the charity so that it can help other children like him.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Oliver-Morgan1 to donate.

See next week’s Express to see if Oliver manages to reach his target.