A young boy in the Moorlands is growing his hair – all in aid of having it cut off to give to charity. Faris Edge, aged nine of Leek, set the challenge himself to help the Little Princess Trust – which makes wigs from donated hair for young people with illness.
A young boy in the Moorlands is growing his hair – all in aid of having it cut off to give to charity.
Faris Edge, aged nine of Leek, set the challenge himself to help the Little Princess Trust – which makes wigs from donated hair for young people with illness.
Faris told the Leek & Moorlands Echo: “I decided to grow my hair for the Little Princess Trust in August 2020 because I just wanted to help people .”
Faris is looking at having his long locks cut off around Easter time, if it is at the required length. He will be visiting Amy at Salon 7 in Russell Street, Leek for the special hair cut.
Onto his hobbies and interests, Faris said: “I like to speak to my friends a lot, I like to watch Netflix and learn about the organs in the human body, because I want to be a doctor when I’m older.”
Faris, who attends St Mary’s Catholic School in Leek, enjoys Maths. He said: “But I also like computing because it’s easier.”
As well as growing his hair to give to the Little Princess Trust, Faris is accepting sponsorship money during his challenge which he will be splitting between his school and also Mary’s Meals – a charity which provides “chronically hungry children with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life.”
Faris’ mum, Marie Edge, said: “I am so proud of Faris. He’s had so many people telling him “get ya hair cut” or calling him a girl. He’s taken it all in is stride.
“There is a reason he’s grown it. He’s donating it to the Little Princess Trust, so wigs can be made for children with cancer.
“He also wants to get sponsored to get it cut and donate the money raised to both St Mary’s Catholic School and Mary’s meals.
“He has such a big heart, I couldn’t be prouder of him.”
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