A Doncaster schoolboy regularly mistaken for a girl and taunted for his long blond hair has had his flocking locks chopped off – raising more than £500 for charity.
Daniel Davies started growing his hair nearly two years ago – and was regularly called a girl and was subjected to stick and ‘mickey taking' from friends and classmates over his haircut.
But the Armthorpe youngster had a good reason to grow his hair long – he wanted to donate the clippings to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer.
Mum Mary said: “He got the idea after watching a TV programme about children who had lost their hair and it mentioned the Trust.
“He also saw a friend of mine brave the shave for Macmillan.
“He has been growing his hair for nearly two years and he has had stick from classmates and often been mistaken for a girl but he has stuck with it.”
And as the New Year dawned, he underwent a big trim, donating his hair while the rest was cut back.
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He has raised over £500 so far which he is splitting between Macmillan and his own local cub scout group, the 32nd Armthorpe group.
She added: “I think he has done amazing and I am very proud of him.”