Edinburgh boy, 7, cuts his hair after three years to donate to Little Princess Trust

A kind-hearted P3 pupil from Blackhall who has been growing his locks for over 36-months has donated his 12-inch mane to people who have suffered hair loss.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 12:56 pm

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On Thursday afternoon, seven-year-old Charlie Waller headed to his local hairdressers, Fine Fellas, with proud mum Morag Waller, 39, to have his hair chopped after three years without a trim.

The schoolboy was inspired to do this after seeing an article about another young boy who took part in a similar challenge.

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Charlie Waller, seven, had 12 inches chopped.
Charlie Waller, seven, had 12 inches chopped.

Charlie said: “I have been growing my hair long since I was about four or five since I read a story about a boy who donated his long hair to charity.

“I thought it was a really nice idea so I started growing mine too. I also thought man buns looked really cool.”

The compassionate kid decided to donate his hair to the Little Princess Trust because he wanted to help children who have suffered loss of hair.

He said: “Lots of people do not have long hair because of special treatment or medicines that they have to take and the Little Princess Trust makes wigs for them to wear if they want to. My hair is going to be a wig.”

Charlie had his hair cut at Fine Fellas in Queensferry Road.

Over the past three years, Charlie has had fun trying out unique hairstyles with his blonde curls.

The creative lad has created an intricate braided design that formed the shape of a dragon on his head and sprayed his locks with different colours.

Alongside growing out his hair the Blackhall Primary School pupil has been fundraising for the Little Princess Trust and has raised over £3500.

Of this total £1000 was donated by local law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP where Charlie's dad John Waller, 38, works.

Charlie sporting his 'cool' man bun.

The whole family, including grandmother Muriel Stenhouse and siblings Emily, nine and seven-month-old Arty are proud of Charlie for his hard work and determination.

Mrs Waller said: “We are very proud of him, he's a really kind little boy, incredibly proud that he has chosen to do this and raised so much money.

“And we have been blown away with how many people have donated, we were just trying to raise a little bit to cover the fees for making the wig but it took off.”

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Charlie created an intricate braided design that formed the shape of a dragon on his head.

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