A school teacher is feeling a bit chilly on top after taking part in a sponsored head shave to boost funds for research into rare conditions.
Tony Peers, 32, of Fulwood, Preston, is a teacher at Larches House School in Preston where a fundraising tea party was held in aid of the GEM Appeal which raises money for research into incurable genetic conditions.
Tony, an IT teacher at the school, is a keen supporter of the cause as his nine-month-old son Matthew has a rare genetic condition called Phenylketonuria (PKU), which means the body is unable to use an essential amino acid.
Tony’s niece Millie Lonergan - daughter of Preston North End goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan, also has the rare condition.
As well as Tony’s head shave, the tea party featured tea, cakes, a tombola and a visit from Preston’s Mayor. All funds raised will go to the GEM Appeal.