Oliver chopped off his long locks for charity

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A brave teenager who has Asperger syndrome has shaved off his long locks to help other children with the condition.

Oliver Morgan, 14, had all of his golden hair chopped off to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

Oliver, who attends Minsthorpe Community College, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was just five-years-old.

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

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

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

His dad, Shaun Morgan, of Vale Road, Kinsley, said he and his mum were really proud of how much money their son has raised for charity.

Mr Morgan, 39, said: “He is such a generous and thoughtful boy, and has dedicated a lot of time to raising money for the charity.”

Oliver spoke to pupils at Minsthorpe to explain what autism is, how it affects him, and said the reason he had shaved his head was to help other children like him.

Oliver originally hoped to raise £1,000 but so far his donations total around £1,500. And he is still hoping to collect more cash for charity.

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