Harriers pupil has his hair cut for charity

Before and after shot of Maximilian Roberts-Richardson who had his hair cut to raise money for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds. The hair has been sent to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig.
Before and after shot of Maximilian Roberts-Richardson who had his hair cut to raise money for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds. The hair has been sent to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig.

A five-year-old boy who had never had his hair cut has sacrificed his beautiful blond locks to raise money for charity.

Maximilian Roberts-Richardson, of Banbury, decided to have his hair cut in aid of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds, raising around £1,300, exceeding his target of £1,000.

The hair has been donated to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig.

His mum, Joanna, said: “He had long blond curly hair. We talked about children who had been ill and how when children get poorly, they lose their hair so he decided he want to have it cut.

“It has made a really dramatic difference – he is like a different child.

“His friends couldn’t believe it.

“Even now, when he’s out playing, I have to really look for him but before I could see him as he had his long curly hair behind him.

“He wants to keep it short now he’s had it cut. He loves it, he thinks it is great. It does suit him.”

His hair was cut at Trev and Pete’s Shearing Shed.

Donations have also been made by Maximilian’s school, Harriers Academy and St Mary’s Playgroup.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/joanna-roberts4.