A KIND-HEARTED youngster has boosted a third charity after having his hair cut for a good cause.

Ansel Parkin has already unicycled and run his way to raising hundreds of pounds for East Lothian Foodbank and Comic Relief.

Now, the Dunbar Primary School pupil has said goodbye to his long locks to boost the Little Princess Trust.

Proud mum Kirsty told the Courier: “He is loving his new hair.

“Sometimes he says that he misses his long hair but he really enjoys his new hair.

“He has noticed his hair is growing exceptionally fast!”

The 12-year-old had been growing his hair for about two years “mostly because he could not decide on a haircut”.

His mum said that the youngster wanted to have it cut while in primary seven and also to mark the end of lockdown.

On April 23, he made the trip to Jack and Ivy on Dunbar High Street for the change of style.

Neighbour Aimee Muirhead was given the honour of chopping the Dunbar youngster’s locks, which have been sent off to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real-hair wigs for youngsters who have lost their hair through cancer or due to other illnesses.

A minimum of seven inches of hair is needed to make a wig, with donors urged to raise money and send their hair to the good cause.

Kirsty, who lives in Dunbar with husband Dan and Ansel’s brother Ebon, 14, said: “Ansel’s hair had become so long that it was actually at the end of lockdown that it seemed as good a time as any to mark it and do some fundraising.

“You have to donate over six inches and his hair was probably I think about 45 centimetres (more than 17 inches) long and he had about 30 centimetres (nearly 12 inches) cut off.”

Ansel, who last spring unicycled 100 miles for East Lothian Foodbank alongside his brother, also raised more than £650 through an online fundraising page.

Then, earlier this year, he swapped one wheel for lacing up his running shoes in aid of Comic Relief.

He was joined by classmate Jake Page in running a mile every hour for 13 hours.

Jake was dressed as superhero ‘The Flash’, while Ansel donned a pair of butterfly wings for the occasion.

To support Ansel, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KirstyParkin1