LOCAL Langlands Primary School pupil Blair Butchart (11) went for the chop on Saturday in aid of Cash for Kids.
It was a huge change for Blair, from Forfar, after over 10 inches of thick, long brown hair was shaved off at Hannam’s Barbers in Forfar for the children’s charity.
Blair’s hair had grown between four and five inches past his shoulders.
He got the inspiration for getting his hair cut off when his friend’s father grew a beard for charity and donated funds raised to a cancer unit in Aberdeen.
Blair’s impressive locks, which took over four years to grow, have raised in excess of £700 in sponsor money for Cash for Kids.
Stewart Butchart (44), Blair’s father said: “Blair has so far raised over £700 and I am grateful to everyone who has sponsored him and also proud of Blair for raising money with a haircut. He was fine on the day but he now has a cold head to deal with and is always wearing a hat!”
The Cash for Kids charity was established to channel the caring of the local community into the welfare of their own youngsters.
Cash for Kids aim to deliver initiatives for sick and underprivileged children in local communities, to benefit local children and give the neediest a better and brighter future.
Funds raised go to help local children and young people who are suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs or who simply need extra care or guidance.
All the money raised on behalf of Cash for Kids stays in the area it was raised in providing a helping hand when and where it is needed most.
Collectively Cash for Kids raised in excess of £11 million in 2012.
Grants go towards buying specialist equipment for children to enhance their quality of life and are given to children’s charities.