A caring Bulwell schoolboy who has waited for two years for his hair to grow to a required length in order for him to go ahead and help his chosen charity has finally fulfilled his dream at a special assembly.
Connor Taylor (11), a Year 6 pupil at Springfield Primary School, expressed a wish to help stricken children supported by the Little Princess Trust.
The charity uses donated banded strands of hair which must be 7 or 8 inches long which are used in the making of wigs for children with cancer.
Headteacher Belinda Francis cut the first strand of hair before passing on the scissors for others, including Connor’s proud dad Brian, to get in on the act.
After the completion of the cutting session Connor headed off to a local hairdressers for a Number 1 cut which he had at the beginning of his charity challenge in 2012.
As the money poured in to support Connor’s hair raising efforts he learned recently that Barry O’Dowd, a local ambassador for Amateur Boxing in Bulwell, had passed away.
“Mr.O’Dowd has helped so many young people in the sport over a long period of time and after a discussion with my family I made the decision to split the money raised between the Little Princess Trust and the Barry O’Dowd Memorial Fund,” said Connor.
Connor, the youngest of three children, expressed his thanks to his school for itssupport and to his family and friends who have generously dug deep to help his cause.
“People have really gone the extra mile to help me and it looks as if I will raise around £900 which will be shared between the two good causes,” said Connor.
Headteacher Mrs.Francis said “ Connor’s determination and desire to help others, is admirable, we are proud of him and I would urge anyone wishing to boost his efforts with a donation to contact me at the school on 0115 9155969.”
Alternatively donate by texting 70070 C Tay 66.