A SCHOOLBOY has cut his locks off to help make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Anthony Barron (9), who lives in Bingfield, had his hair cut at his school, Chollerton First, last week.

The hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

Anthony's mum, Deborah, said that whilst she was looking on Facebook, Anthony had seen a child who had no hair, and they also had a family friend who had no hair due to cancer.

Deborah said when Anthony asked questions, she told him about the Little Princess Trust and what they do, and he replied: "Well I've got long hair" and said he wanted to do it.

"I'm really proud of the fact he wanted to do something to help other children," Deborah said.

"Also, he decided [to cut his hair for the charity] when he was just six."

Deborah added that all his friends were very supportive, telling him he suited his hair in both styles.

Anthony has already said he would like to do it again, Deborah said.

Hazel Davey, Headteacher of Chollerton First School, said: "We are so proud of his achievement.

"Tony is an excellent student and we will miss him when he leaves this week to start at middle school."

Since 2006, The Little Princess Trust has provided more than 8,000 wigs and have given grants totalling more than £7 million towards research projects focused on finding more effective treatments for childhood cancers.