A KIND-HEARTED North Berwick boy has shaved off his long locks to raise money for charity.

Nine-year-old Tyler Elder had been growing his hair but visited Hair by Emma in his home town last Saturday to have his head shaved for the Little Princess Trust.

As well as donating his hair to the charity to make a wig for children whose hair has fallen out, he is also raising money for East Lothian Young Carers.

And Chelsea, his mum, told the Courier her son was taking time to get used to his new hair style.

She said: “He said he likes the cut but that it’s so cold.

“He’s kept a hat on since the cut – even to sleep in!”

The youngster has managed to raise nearly £700 for the county carers charity. Previously, Chelsea told the Courier why Tyler, a P5 pupil at Dirleton Primary School, had chosen East Lothian Young Carers to donate to.

She said: “They have been a great support to him as he helps care for his younger brother, six-year-old Kai, who has autism.

“Tyler has helped care for Kai all of his life and often misses out on things because Kai needs more attention or things have to be tailored to him.

“Tyler attends a group every fortnight which is a great respite for him away from home.”

Chelsea said she was “incredibly proud” of her son, who was presented with a certificate by hairdresser Emma Fergie, of Hair By Emma, after being shorn of his locks.

To add to Tyler’s efforts, visit gofundme.com/tylers-hair-cut-for-young-carers