A Burnham-On-Sea teenager has raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity by donating locks of his hair.

Ross Burland, 15, hadn’t had a hair cut for 15 months in order to help a charity called The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs free of charge to children across the UK who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

On Sunday (15th February), Ross had his locks trimmed at Burnham’s Beaux Cheveux salon in Abingdon Street, supported by family and friends.

Alongside the hair cut, Ross has also raised £500 of sponsorship funds and all the proceeds will go towards the cost of having the wigs made for the charity.

Ross said: “I thank everyone who has supported me – I had been growing my hair for a while because I wanted to help The Little Princess Trust – and I’m delighted with the amount raised.”

“A big thank you goes to Jodie Oliver and Chelsea Pearce at Beaux Cheveux for their help in getting up early and coming in on a Sunday morning to support Ross in this event.”

Readers wanting to donate can still visit his fundraising page via the link here.