An Abbots Langley boy who has been growing his hair for the past three years has finally had it cut off for charity.
Louie Jenks was five years old when he decided to grow out his hair in order to donate it to the Little Princess Trust (LPT), a charity which makes real-hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to treatment for illness.
On Saturday, July 1, nine-year-old Louie finally had his long-awaited haircut at Perception barbers in Abbots Langley.
Speaking to Abbots News before the big chop, Louie’s mother Lucie explained how her son came to embark on his fundraising endeavour.
She said: “One day when he was five, he declared to me that he wasn’t going to get his hair cut. I started to wonder what was going on. When I asked him, he said he wanted to grow his hair for children who couldn’t grow any.
“He did say he would do it for one time only, and we think he’s more than ready for the cut now. He’s been amazing.”