Watch the moment Damian sacrifices his mohican to help poorly Preston toddler William Ballantyne

Barman Damian Murray has made the ultimate sacrifice to help fund-raise for a sick child shaving off his beautifully tended green mohican hairstyle.

By Emma Pearson
Friday, 15th February 2019, 9:44 am
Updated Friday, 15th February 2019, 10:47 am
Damian Murray
Damian Murray

He joined other bar staff at The Grey Friars pub in Friargate, Preston in the sponsored head shave in aid of the severely ill four-year-old, who spent the first half of his life in hospital.

Barman Damian Murray agreed to shave off his mohican to raise money for William Ballantyne, four
William spent much of his early life in hospital after suffering a bleed on the brain when eh was just 18 hours old
William was eventually allowed home, but he has severe disabilities and his parents Becky Hill and Neil Ballantyne now need to raise 40,000 to adapt their Lostock Hall bungalow to his needs
The family have managed to secure a government-based Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) grant through Lancashire County Council, but they need to make up a shortfall of 39,000 by April, otherwise they will have to apply again.
They have launched a fund-raising campaign which has been supported by people and businesses around the county. To donate, visit -
The manager of the Grey Friars pub in Friargate, Preston, Bradley Hollingsworth, read about Williams plight in the Post and decided to act.
The pub ran a raffle and a sponsored dry January by staff member William Whittle also raised funds before the sponsored head shave on Wednesday night. Bradley said: It is great to be able to do something for someone who lives locally."