Four-year-old boy donates long hair to Little Princess Trust after very first haircut

Date published: 25 May 2020

A little boy from Alkrington has donated his long hair to the Little Princess Trust, after undergoing his very first haircut.

Jimmy Taylor, four, underwent the big chop in May, with his mum, Victoria, cutting the little boy’s long hair to a shorter style, following online tutorials.

Mum-of-three Victoria said: “Jimmy’s hair was down to the back of his knees when it was straight. His hair has always been part of his character and personality, and I think with the weather being so nice at the moment, he was slightly relieved I wouldn’t have to brush it and put it up every day.”

After researching donation charities, they decided on The Little Princess Trust, which supplies real-hair wigs for children with conditions that result in hair loss, such as alopecia or chemotherapy.

“Jimmy has been growing his hair since he was born and had never had a single haircut,” Victoria said. “Everyone has always loved his hair, but I always promised Jimmy he could have it cut when he decided it was time.”


Jimmy Taylor


Victoria anticipates Jimmy’s little sister, Sunshine, one year old, to follow in her adored brother’s footsteps, saying: “Both Jimmy’s older sister Hayley, 22, and younger sister Sunshine, absolutely adore and support him completely.

“Sunshine may follow in Jimmy’s footsteps when she is older, but it will be her choice when she wants to cut her hair.”

In addition to donating his long hair, Jimmy is also asking for monetary donations for the charity, aiming to raise £1,000.

Victoria added: “Jimmy is very proud to be able to give another child somewhere, something so very precious at a time when they need all the emotional, physical and medical support they can get.

“I am so proud of him and love how has chosen to do such a lovely thing for others. I hope he provides hope and inspiration to others to pay it forward during this time of health crisis and so much loss.”

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