A generous nine-year-old boy has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by having his hair cut off.

William Watts from Nuneaton has undergone a drastic haircut so his locks can be made into a wig for a child with cancer – and will donate his sponsorship money to The Little Princess Trust.

His mum Alyson Watts tells us about William’s story

“Over two years ago, when William was 7 years old he met a young boy at the barbers whose Mum had died of cancer. The boy had grown his hair and was having it cut to donate to The Little Princess Trust to help children that need wigs due to hair loss from similar illnesses. When William was due for his next hair cut he told me that he wanted to do what the young boy in the barbers had done so that he could help too. To have that sort of mindset at 7 years old is just a testament to how kind William is…..how could I say no! We have had some wobbles along the way and he has wanted to give up at times but he has kept his focus on the end goal and is hoping to raise some money too. William’s target is £300. Please give what you can so that it will make brushing those beautiful curls worth it….he assures me it has been very painful!!!!

Along with his hair donation, William has also raised more than £1,300 for the charity.

William with some of his teammates from the Nuneaton Rugby U10’S.


William with his Mum and Older sister- Lilley.


It’s heartwarming to hear about young children who are willing to donate their hair to help cancer patients. These stories are a testament to the kindness and generosity of young children who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

To support Williams’s fundraising project and donate towards The Little Princess Trust, follow this link Alyson Watts is fundraising for Little Princess Trust (justgiving.com)