A GENEROUS boy from Worcester grew his hair for two years to donate it to a charity which makes wigs for children with cancer.

Edward Shorthouse, aged 10, decided to grow his hair for charity and donate it to the Little Princesses Trust, a charity which makes and provides real hair wigs for children suffering with cancer.

On August 31, Edward, along with his parents Victoria and Simon, went to Barbertown in the Tything for his first hair cut in two years.

Edward's mum Victoria said: "It went really well on the day.

"I cried because I actually really liked his hair long but we are so proud of him for deciding to do what he has.

"He was eight when he decided to do it because his hair was getting long and we wanted him to have it cut, but to be fair to him he stuck at it and did really well.

"It is amazing that someone so young can make a caring and generous decision like this and we are so proud of him.

"It is taking some getting used to, because he has always liked his hair a bit long and he can feel his neck now for a change.

"There were some times where we weren't sure if he would stick to it but he did he saw it through."

Along with the hair donation, Edward has raised more than £500 for the charity via his JustGiving page.

£500 is the amount of money it costs to make one real hair wig for a child with cancer.

Edward's grandfather Mike said: "In the begining he was ribbed by many until they realised what he was doing it for and I've even been asked in restaurants what my grand-daughter would like"

The Little Princess Trust was established in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, their friends and Hereford Cathedral Junior School.

In 2004, Hannah was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour.

Her parents, Wendy and Simon, searched high and low to find a wig suitable for her and when they found one, it had a hugely positive effect on Hannah.

Tragically, Hannah passed away in 2005 so Wendy and Simon decided to launch a charity dedicated to providing real hair wigs for children and young people.

The charity has since gone on to donate more than £5 million to cancer research projects.