Gretton schoolboy Ethan to donate his hair to help children suffering from cancer

He has been growing it for two years!

By Sam Wildman
Monday, 11th January 2021, 7:00 am
Ethan Cresswell.
Ethan Cresswell.

A pupil at Gretton Primary School has pledged to donate his hair to the Little Princess Trust - and has already smashed a fundraising target.

Year 6 student Ethan Cresswell has been growing his hair for two years and, with his 11th birthday coming up and the fact he will soon be off to secondary school, decided it was the right time to cut it.

And he will be donating it to the Little Princess Trust, which funds cancer research and provides wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to treatment, after learning about the charity at school.

His mum, Sarah, said: "He wanted to help children going through the trauma of losing their hair and that was by growing his hair and donating it.

"He has decided this is the right time to cut and donate it as his birthday is coming up and he is getting ready for secondary school.

"We would be grateful for donations of any amount to help Ethan raise the money for his hair to be made into a wig for a child who needs it."

Ethan's haircut is scheduled for February 18, the day before his birthday.

The Little Princess Trust said: "When a child loses their hair to cancer or another condition, we'll be there with a free, real hair wig to help restore their confidence and identity. We won't stop until the research that we fund ends childhood cancer forever. The trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. Please help to raise money for us so that we can help more families."

Ethan has now smashed his £500 fundraising target with donations currently totalling just over £1,000.

To donate to his cause, visit his fundraising page here.