Lucian, five, boosts charity fund with first haircut
A first-ever haircut for a five-year-old Fylde schoolboy has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity fund.
Lucian Hewitson, a reception class puils at Heyhouses Endowed CE Primary School, St Annes, vowed as a toddler that he wanted to do something to help after seeing a child with no hair on his favourite kiddies' TV programme.
Mum Nina found some information about the Little Princess Trust, which provides human hair wigs for youngsters who have lost their locks while undergoing treatment for cancer and two years later, Lucian's pledge has come to fruition, with much of his formerly flowing mane going to the charity as well as a bundle of sponsorship cash.
Two other Heyhouses mums played key parts - Melanie Hulme, owner of Salon One, in Leach Lane, St Annes, who donated Lucian's haircut as well as £100 for the charity, and Vikki Armitage, who cut Lucian's hair.
"It's a great cause and those TV pictures really stuck with Lucian.
"He was determined to do something to help and although he was proud of his long hair, helping the charity was the priority and we're so grateful for everyone's backing.
"Lucian was super brave and so far we've raised £600 which is enough to make a child a wig, but donations are still coming in."
Wendy Tarplee-Morris, the founder of The Little Princess Trust, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Lucian and everyone who donated to our charity.
“This fantastic help means we can continue to provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people at a very difficult time in their lives.
“We know our wigs help to restore the confidence and identity of the young recipients but we can only provide this service thanks to the selfless acts and brilliant fundraising from ‘superhairoes’ like Lucian.”
Heyhouses headteacher Elizabeth Hodgson said: “I am delighted with Lucian’s fundraising and very proud of his thoughtful gesture.
“Lucian’s kindness in thinking of others, and finding practical ways to help, is an inspiration.”
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