A student from Hazel Grove Sixth Form has been raising money for charity after pledging to cut off and donate his hair.

William, a Year 12 student, began fundraising in October with the aim to raise £100 for the Little Princess Trust.

The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments and other illnesses.

The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.

After growing his hair out for over 3 years, William made the pledge to chop off 16 inches of hair to donate to charity.

William, a Hazel Grove Sixth Form student wears a Little Princess Trust tshirt and gives thumbs up, showing off his long hair before the cut.

He explained: “I want to make a positive impact in the lives of these brave kids, helping them regain confidence and feel beautiful during their challenging journey.”

Having family members who have battled with cancer, William is passionate about fighting against the disease and supporting research into more effective treatments.

On the final day of the Autumn Term, students filled the Sixth Form auditorium to watch as William took to the barber chair for the big moment.

Mrs Lambert, Director of Hazel Grove Sixth Form, cuts off William's hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust

Thanks to his efforts, William raised an amazing £440 for the Little Princess Trust, well surpassing his goal of £100!

Now, his hair will be made into a wig for someone who needs it, and the money raised will go towards research into cancer treatment.

Hazel Grove Sixth Form student William stands holding his hair after cutting it for the Little Princess Trust.

We’re incredibly proud of William for his fundraising efforts and unwavering commitment to the cause.

You can donate to William’s fundraiser by visiting this page.