Caleb after his haircut Image: Clare Harvey

Caring Cranfield schoolboy, Caleb Widger, aged 10, has had his first haircut for four years so that he can donate his hair to a charity providing wigs to sick children.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to sick children and young people (aged up to 24) across the UK and Ireland. It also funds academics and institutions to research new and better treatments for all paediatric cancers.

Caleb’s hair, which was over 16″ (40cm), was cut by Barber Han in Cranfield, who were delighted to support his cause.

Caleb, who attends Holywell Middle School and plays for a local football team, was inspired by a friend at an old school who also donated  their hair.

Wendy Tarplee-Morris, the founder of The Little Princess Trust, said:

“We are incredibly grateful to Caleb for his support of our charity.

“His 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 of our brilliant supporters!”

His parents said:

“It goes without saying that we are extremely proud of what he has achieved, and so far he has raised £268 for the cause.”

Caleb’s target is £300, and donations can be made on his Just Giving page.

Caleb Long Hair 2 Sept 2021 Image:Claire Harvey