Little cutie Kevin Hart had his 32-inch pony tail chopped off for charity - and now says he feels “weird but grown up”.
The 10-year-old schoolboy had grown his hair for six years to be like the older boys he saw around Trimdon Station, the East Durham Village where he lives.
But when the time came to have it cut for starting his new school in September, caring Kevin decided he did not want to just have his locks cut off for nothing. He researched on the internet and found The Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children with illnesses such as leukaemia or cancer.
And this week he underwent the snip at school in front of his teachers and pals and raised £230 to boot.
Kevin, who attends Deaf Hill Primary School and is due to start at Sedgefield Community College in September, said: “I was pretty nervous before I got it done because I’ve never had it cut off before. After I’d had it done my friends at school all were saying ‘where’s Kevin?’ because they were so used to seeing me with long hair.
“It feels weird when I lay on the couch and move my head I can feel the couch brush against the back of my neck – I never could before.”
He added: “I feel grown up now and I’m glad I did it because it makes me feel good that I’ve helped someone.”
Kevin’s proud mum Jane Hart, 32, said: “He looks so much cuter now without that hair! We’re very proud of him.”
Jane Hart, who is married to David Hart, 50, and is also mum to Bethany, 12, Robert, nine, and Jean, six, also said a massive thanks to Elite Hairdressers, in Trimdon Station, staff at Invertec, Robinson’s butchers in Wingate, and other parents from Kevin’s school, for sponsoring him.