Much Hadham boy Samuel Kirby's 'selfless act' to help young cancer sufferers via the Little Princess Trust
An 11-year-old boy grew his hair long so that he could cut it off for a charity that makes wigs for young cancer sufferers.
Samuel Kirby, from Much Hadham, bid farewell to his long locks during the school holidays and has sent them off to the Little Princess Trust, which transforms real hair into hairpieces for children and young adults who have lost their own through treatment.
The former pupil of St Andrew's CE Primary School in Much Hadham, who is now at The Bishop's Stortford's High School, was feeling a little anxious about getting the chop, so mum Selina set up an online fundraising page on the day of his haircut so he could watch the donations come in – and it gave him just the boost he needed, with £810 raised so far.
Samuel visited The Kemsley Barber Company in Church Street, Bishop's Stortford, for his haircut.
Selina said: "He’s grown it for a few years in order to donate it to the Little Princess Trust.
"He was rather apprehensive about getting it cut, but it was for a great cause and hearing how much money he was raising whilst he was having it cut really helped.
"It’s taking a while for him to get used to his new look and he obviously misses his hair and how he used to look, but knowing how much other children will benefit has really helped.
"I’m immensely proud of him for doing such a selfless act."