Boy donates his locks to wigs for cancer children

Boy donates his locks to wigs for cancer children

Connor Tassell, 10, has his long hair cut off by mobile hairdresser Zoe Gunn Pictures: OX65000

What he looked like afterwards

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WHEN 10-year-old Connor Tassell saw children without hair in hospital, he wanted to help.

The Headington youngster, who himself regularly attends hospital appointments because he has Asperger’s Syndrome, started growing his locks a year ago and set out to raise cash for a charity that provides wigs for children.

Yesterday Connor proved he is a cut above the rest as he had his hair chopped off.

His locks will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs free of charge to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

Connor, a year five pupil at St Nicholas Primary School in Marston, has also raised £200, and said: “I am doing this because I saw the children in hospital without hair.

“I am happy about it because it will help someone else.”

His mum Marie Tassell, 38, said: “He has Asperger’s so he goes to the hospital quite often and he saw children at the John Radcliffe Hospital without hair.

“He wanted to help. It was his idea and it went from there.

“The money raised helps provide the wigs for the families.

“I am so proud of him and the fact he did this himself.

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“It is a big thing. He has grown attached to his hair.

“He is determined. He said ‘mum, I can grow my hair back, these children can’t.’”

To find out more about the trust visit http://littleprincesses.org.uk 

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11:06pm Sat 1 Feb 14

bicesterlady says...

Bless him... Fantastic kid
Bless him... Fantastic kid bicesterlady
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2:53pm Sun 2 Feb 14

BirderSue says...

He is to be commended.

To have compassion at such a young age is wonderful. Great things ahead for this lad, I think.
He is to be commended. To have compassion at such a young age is wonderful. Great things ahead for this lad, I think. BirderSue
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5:45pm Sun 2 Feb 14

bicesterlady says...

BirderSue wrote:
He is to be commended.

To have compassion at such a young age is wonderful. Great things ahead for this lad, I think.
Agree totally! There are some amazing people with Aspergers- and he is one of them
[quote][p][bold]BirderSue[/bold] wrote: He is to be commended. To have compassion at such a young age is wonderful. Great things ahead for this lad, I think.[/p][/quote]Agree totally! There are some amazing people with Aspergers- and he is one of them bicesterlady
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