A BOY from Worcester is having his first ever hair cut to help support veterans and ill children.

Four year-old Oliver Robinson has never had his hair cut, but now is choosing to have it chopped to help the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children.

Oliver was given the choice of when to have his hair cut, and is taking the chance to do his bit for charity.

Along with the Little Princess Trust, he is also fundraising for Help for Heroes, inspired by his uncle Skip, who died two years ago.

Oliver's mum Caroline said: "Oliver is four years old, he is outgoing, he loves music, dinosaurs, craft making and dancing.

"Oliver has been growing his hair all his life and we as a family chose to give Oliver the freedom to chose when he would like it cut.

"He decided he wanted his hair cut and came to his own conclusion that he wished to donate it saying 'I want to give it to someone who doesn't have hair'."

Oliver's uncle was a Major in the army, serving around the world and in Ireland.

He died two years ago following a brain tumour, and Oliver said he wanted to donate to Help for Heroes, which helps veterans and their families.

Mrs Robinson said: "Oliver has been asking about family naturally as he is curious.

"He knows his uncle was a brave soldier and this is why he chose to donate money to Help for Heroes."

His hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust and the money raised on his gofundme will be donated to Help for Heroes.

Mrs Robinson added: "Both charities have been incredibly supportive towards Oliver's fundraising and we are amazed that he has so far raised over £700."

Oliver will have his hair cut on February 26 and has a fundraising page where people can show their support and donate.

For more information, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oliversbighaircut2022?