Gretton schoolboy smashes fundraising target in charity chop
A pupil at Gretton Primary Academy has smashed his fundraising target after having his long hair chopped off.
Ethan Cresswell, who is in Year 6, wanted to help children who have lost their hair because of cancer treatment.
Having grown his hair for two years, he decided to take on the sponsored haircut to raise money and donate his own locks to the Little Princess Trust charity.
He hoped to raise £500 - but more than tripled his fundraising total to over £1,500 and is now sporting a much shorter cut.
His mum, Sarah, said: "Ethan wanted to help children going through the trauma of losing their hair by growing his hair and donating it.
"He had his hair cut off the day before his 11th birthday in preparation for going to secondary school later this year.
"He loves his new haircut and I’m emotional. He would like to thank everyone that had supported his fundraising for The Little Princess Trust and his family is so proud of him for what he has achieved."
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."
Despite exceeding his original fundraising target more donations will still be welcomed.
To donate to Ethan's cause visit his fundraising page here.