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Boy, 9, Gets First Haircut So Hair Can Be Made Into Wigs For Children With Cancer

Boy, 9, Gets First Haircut So Hair Can Be Made Into Wigs For Children With Cancer

A nine-year-old boy has had his first haircut to help children with cancer.

Reilly Stancombe, from Essex, had never had his 2ft-long hair trimmed, after being inspired by footballer Gareth Bale's long locks.


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But in a bid to help kids with cancer, thoughtful Reilly has had his hair chopped and donated to Little Princess Trust, so it can be made into wigs for children battling the disease.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain yesterday, Reilly said: "I wanted to have a chop because it was just getting a bit too long.

Reilly's hair was over 2ft long (Credit: PA)
Reilly's hair was over 2ft long (Credit: PA)

"And also I thought it was about time I had it cut and I also wanted to give my hair to people that have cancer because I was at Great Ormond Street and I did see a lot of kids who were fighting cancer or didn't have any hair.

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"I thought I should give back to the people I saw in there. So hopefully I'm going to make a few wigs for them."

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Reilly's mum, Daisy Canny, 30, explained Reilly had always had his hair shoulder length as a toddler.

Reilly has way surpassed his target of £100 (Credit: PA)
Reilly has way surpassed his target of £100 (Credit: PA)

"He sort of had it shoulder length growing up as a toddler and as he got older he was inspired by football and he grew it and grew it and grew it and it ended up the 2ft of hair he had," she added.

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The momentous event took place earlier this week at Masters & Misters barbers in Clacton-on-Sea. Reilly said he was "scared" at first but by the time it was done, he said he loved his new look!

Reilly had hoped to raise £100 for the Little Princess Trust, but has smashed his target, with the current figure at over £5,600.

Reilly loves his new look (Credit: PA)
Reilly loves his new look (Credit: PA)

"I really hope that this will make a lot of people happy," the nine-year-old added.

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If you would like to donate to Reilly's cause, you can visit his Go Fund Me page here.

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]