A PROMISING young boxer from Taunton has raised more than £1,000 for a cancer charity by taking part in the 'Brave the Shave' appeal.

Nine-year-old Liam Tate, a mamber of Blueflames ABC, took part in the challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support following the death of his Grandad, Aidan.

Liam decided he wanted to do something in his Grandad's memory and the idea of 'Brave the Shave' took off.

Liam took on the challenge because he doesn't want cancer sufferers to have to look different, with all the hair cut to be used in making wigs for cancer patients.

In all, Liam has raised £1,125 for Macmillan - a remarkable feat and one which has made his club very proud.

Blueflames coach Dale Nixon said: "Liam’s brilliant personality made it impossible for anyone to not want to help, and for a nine-year-old lad to raise £1,125 in his Grandad's honour is a testament to this.

"Everybody at Blueflames ABC thinks his Grandad would have been very proud of Liam, who I’m sure has a very bright future, both in and out of the ring.

"Liam is not only a committed and talented boxer, but a kind and caring lad too."

Liam has been training with the Blueflames club for four years and is one of the club's most committed members, showing a level of dedication rare for those of his age.

He is currently too young to take part in competitions but is counting down the days until his 10th birthday, when he will be able to compete.

Liam's debut in the ring will be at the club's next home show on May 30.