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Longfield boy to chop off long locks for Little Princess Trust

A schoolboy is planning on giving his hair to a cancer charity.

George Houlding will lop off his 10-inch long locks next month for the Little Princess Trust, which will use it to make wigs for children undergoing treatment.

George Houlding has grown his hair by more than 10 inches for the cancer charity fundraiser. Photo: Katie Houlding (19873983)
George Houlding has grown his hair by more than 10 inches for the cancer charity fundraiser. Photo: Katie Houlding (19873983)

The nine-year-old, of New Ash Green, Longfield, got inspired to grow out his flowing mane after seeing a girl in his class take on the challenge.

His mum Katie said the idea came completely from her son.

"So there I was outside the school one day waiting for my little boy," she said.

"He come running out with a very inquisitive look on his face and asked if he could cut off all his hair and donate it."

She also set up a JustGiving page for the primary school pupil with an original target of £100.

George Holding has been backed by his football team in his fundraising efforts. Photo: Katie Houlding (19873418)
George Holding has been backed by his football team in his fundraising efforts. Photo: Katie Houlding (19873418)

Within 48 hours the fundraiser had amassed more than £700 in donations.

The charity specifies hair must be grown by at least seven inches, with lengths above 10 preferred.

When George got to seven he said "he might as well carry on".

Not even remarks of "that girl is good" while playing for his football club, the New Ash Green Grasshoppers, could deter him from his goal.

Katie, added: "People often mistake him for a girl but he doesn't seem to mind.

"They compliment him on his long hair and I ask if it bothers him but he just replies 'I don't want to upset them mum'.

"George is well known by everyone and it was great the support he has got from the football team".

The hair-raiser brought in £1,200 at the last fundraising tally.

His big chop will be taking place at the New Ash Green Rugby club in the Pavillion on Saturday November 2.

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