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Chadwell Heath youngster raises £600 after chopping off his long locks

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:12 10 March 2015

Oliver Curtis, six, holding his ponytail after it was cut off for charity

Oliver Curtis, six, holding his ponytail after it was cut off for charity

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A little boy who had never had his hair cut short gave his long locks the chop to raise money for charity.

Oliver Curtis, six, with his mum Sarah and dad JasonOliver Curtis, six, with his mum Sarah and dad Jason

Oliver Curtis, six, said goodbye to his ponytail last week at the Hair By Liane salon, in High Road, Chadwell Heath.

His hair has been sent off to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children with cancer, and he has also raised an estimated £600 for Cancer Research UK.

His mum Sarah, 41, from Chadwell Heath, said: “It was a really lovely day.

“It’s quite strange because he still keeps going to pull his ponytail tight and you see him realising it’s not there anymore.”

Oliver Curtis, six, before he had his hair cut off for charityOliver Curtis, six, before he had his hair cut off for charity

Oliver was inspired to have his hair cut after seeing an image of a young cancer patient.

Sarah said: “My dad has leukaemia and my husband’s mum has bowel cancer.

“I was looking up something regarding them and Oliver saw an image of a child with no hair and started asking questions.

“We had a big discussion and he said, ‘Why can’t I have my hair cut off for him then?’”

Oliver, who “loves” his new do, looks so different that his mum almost didn’t recognise him later on.

“When I went to pick him up from school the next day, he came out of the classroom and I actually walked past him.

“I was like, ‘Where’s Oliver?’ and he said ‘Mum, I’m here!’

“I’m so proud of him for doing it.

“He’s a laidback little boy who wants to help the world.”


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