Newtown boy to get hair cut for second time in life for Little Princess Trust
MAY 13 promises to be a hair-raising day for Newtown boy Bertie Pilkington, who will be going for only the second trim of his life to raise money for charity.
Bertie, aged 12, attends Park House School, Newbury, and hasn’t had his hair cut since he was four.
With the reopening of hairdressers, he will have his hair cut at a local salon, all in a good cause, as Bertie is planning to donate his curls to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that converts real hair into wigs for children who have lost theirs, including through cancer treatment.
The trim will take place at Headroom in Inches Yard, Newbury.
Bertie’s mother Jo Munting said: “Bertie’s been growing his hair.
“He had it trimmed when he was four, when he went to school. He’s been growing it ever since.
“He’s getting it cut and donating his hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children.
“He’s hoping to raise money for them, as well.”
Bertie said: “Ever since I was old enough to have my hair cut, I’ve never really had it cut.
“There was this My Life programme on CBBC and this girl had a necklace with beads on of all the things she had to go to hospital for.
“There was one with a head and it said ‘a head, with hair’ and there was another one next to it with a head without hair.
“And she talked about going through cancer and not being able to have hair.
“It’s just about giving back, because of how lucky you are to not have cancer.”
A JustGiving page has been set up by Bertie, with an initial fundraising target of £550.
All proceeds will be donated to the Little Princess Trust.
To contribute, visit Bertie's JustGiving page.