Four-year-old has first ever haircut to provide wigs for sick kids

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Collects of Hamish Waddell, 4, after he got his first haircut.

 

Little Hamish Waddell’s hair was 13 inches long after he grew it since birth — but on Monday it came off during his first ever haircut.

His locks will be passed on to the Little Princess Trust — a charity providing real hair wigs to children suffering from hair loss.

Collect of Hamish Waddell, 4, before he got his first haircut at the Dog’s Trust were he donated the money he raised.

The inspirational lad has also racked up a whopping £730 with the stunt which will go towards the Dogs Trust who provide care for rescue dogs.

Hamish’s mother, Ruth Waddell, 29, said: “Hamish is very precious about his hair and it took my husband and I a while to convince him that getting a haircut was a good idea.

“We explained to him that he is very lucky to have hair that grows so long because there are lots of boys and girls out there who might not have any at all.

“But he absolutely loves his new haircut, his really happy with it.

“He’s such a chilled out wee boy and I am beyond proud he wanted to cut his hair for these causes.

“He was very much saying he wanted to do this, he is such a selfless boy and even when I am tired, he comes up to me and stokes my hair asking if I’m ok.”

“When family and friends found out he was chopping off his long locks for charity, they wanted to sponsor him so we sat down with Hamish to find out where he would like the money to go.”

Collects of Hamish Waddell, 4, getting his first haircut.

Hamish, from the Knightswood area of Glasgow, visited the Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centre in Glasgow before his sponsored haircut last week.

His mother said he wanted to hear all about the work the team does.

He got the opportunity to meet current resident Bronson, a three-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux, who is one of the many dogs that will benefit from Hamish’s fundraising efforts.

At first, the Yokerburn Nursery pupil, Glasgow, wanted to raise £50 for Dogs Trust, as he believed this was a lot of money.

But his family were shocked to learn that so far he has raised almost £900 through sponsorship and Gift Aid.

Collect of Hamish Waddell’s hair after he got his first haircut.

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said: “The team at Dogs Trust Glasgow are very grateful to Hamish and his family for all their fundraising efforts.

“This incredibly generous donation will go towards providing dogs in our care with their home comforts such as bedding, toys and food, while they wait for potential owners to come forward and give them a forever home.

“We really appreciate Hamish and his mother Ruth popping in to visit us and because Hamish was so respectful towards the dogs he met and was very helpful to staff.

“We would like to make him an honorary canine carer.”

Hamish’s hair was cut at #Blow in Finnieston, Glasgow.

Readers can support Hamish by visiting his fundraising page.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=Ruthwaddell1&pageUrl=1

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