Charity in the pink thanks to Joel

A CHARITY is in the pink after an Earlsheaton youngster dyed his hair to raise money for them.

Joel Watson, 13, now sports a bright pink barnet in aid of the Martin House Children’s Hospice at Wetherby.

St John Fisher Academy pupil Joel hopes to add to the £10,000 his family have raised since 2009. Dad Phillip, of Old Bank Road, has taken part in events like the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

The family began raising money for Martin House after the children of friends were diagnosed with leukaemia.

Joel, who plays hooker for Dewsbury Celtic under-13s, came up with the idea on his own. Dad Phillip said: “He said he wanted to do something for Martin House. It’s good that he's thinking of other people.” Joel is set to play for Celtic tomorrow (Saturday) and Phillip added: “He knows there’ll be banter but it’s all for a great cause.”

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