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Boy, 9, who had never had a haircut finally gets it chopped for charity

A BOY of nine who had never had a haircut has finally got it chopped for charity.

Reilly Stancombe was inspired to grow his locks long by footballer Gareth Bale.

But he is now donating his cut hair so it can be made into wigs for kids with cancer.

Reilly, of Little Clacton, Essex, also raised more than £3,000 for the Little Princess Trust cancer charity. He said he was “scared” before the barbers but “loves” it short.

“I really hope this will make a lot of people happy,” said Reilly, adding that he hoped children “won’t feel like they’re different any more” once they have a wig.

His mother, Daisy Canny, 30, said Reilly was born with a bowel condition and got the idea for donating his hair when he saw poorly children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he goes for appointments.

He got his hair cut at Masters & Misters barbers in Clacton-on-Sea on Tuesday and held his ponytail in his hand after it was cut off.

The charity also received 12in of hair from Gabriel Rowcroft-James, ten, of Milton Keynes. He had let his grow long for two years.

To donate, see Reilly’s campaign for The Little Princess Trust on GoFundMe.

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