A BOY plans to go to school dressed as a woman.
Thomas Kirkham, 12, from Northop, is set to glam it up in aid of the Anya Bentham Appeal.
The Argoed High School pupil has been given permission from his teachers to dress to the nines on Friday, March 1.
He has already raised about £50, with more money still to come from sponsors.
The appeal is to help raise funds for Chester-based Anya and her ongoing battle with cancer.
The one-year-old has a rare and aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma, and medicine is expensive.
Leah Kirkham, Thomas’s mum, said: “I can’t believe he’s doing it to be honest, he’s really brave.
“He’s going to wear his sister’s pink Doc Martins and is really going to pile the make-up on for a bit of a giggle.”
Thomas’s cross dressing is just one activity being done by his family to raise money for Anya’s cause.
On Thursday his father Paul walked up Moel Famau with one-year-old son Joseph on his back.
Mrs Kirkham said: “We read about Anya’s story in the local paper and we talked about if there was anything we could do to help.
“The story really touched us because we have a child of a similar age and it would be an awful thing to happen.
“My husband raised about £200 and that was doubled by his employers ScottishPower.”
The family are also organising an open mic night at the Cross Keys pub in Sychdyn in order to raise more funds for the charity.
Mrs Kirkham said: “We’ve organises a prize draw, bingo and we will be having the open mic night as well.
“The draw prizes have been donated by local businesses. We are also selling wrist bands for the Neuroblastoma Alliance which help to raise money and awareness for the cause.
“We know that a lot of people should be attending so, hopefully, we will be able to raise a lot of money through donations on the door and everything else.”
The open mic night is being planned for Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.