Dagenham boy, 11, lops off locks for charity
PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:43 31 August 2018
Ronnie, Ronnie, let down your hair.
A Dagenham boy braved clippers, scissors and snips on Wednesday for a charity haircut.
Ronnie Scarr steered clear of the barber’s chair for nearly three years before taking the trip to Gardee’s hairdressers.
The 11-year-old from Nicholas Road said he wanted to grow out the 15-inch mane for wigs for chemotherapy patients.
“I was just scrolling through YouTube and I was a video of a kid who got bullied because he had cut off his hair,” he told the Post.
He hoped his lopped locks would help cancer patients “feel better”.
Ronnie’s close shave has already raised more than £800 for Children With Cancer UK. He has donated his hair to Little Princess Trust, and says he might try to grow it out again if they “need another wig”.
Bad news for mum Lindsey Waller, 42.
“I had to brush out the knots,” she added.
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