Six-year-old Logan Hill will be waking up this morning with a bald head.
That’s a big deal because he had been growing his hair for two years for a charity which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.
It was an emotional moment when the hair came off yesterday at a gathering at The Blackboys Inn.
Hairdresser Jade Manelfi first plaited it, cut off each plait to cheers from friends and family, then completed the task by shaving his head.
There were a few tears but Logan said they were because he was happy.
In addition to having his head shaved Logan has raised more than £2,500 – much of it in cash on top of JustGiving donations – for the Children with Cancer Fund, a charity based in Polegate.
That’s a major achievement for a six-year-old boy but there was additional incentive to reach that target – way beyond the £1,000 he first hoped to raise – because his mum Jemma had said she would have her head shaved too if he reached £2,500.
Logan was four when he decided to grow his hair for the Little Princess Trust after watching a YouTube video of a boy in America who did the same.
That boy was bullied at school but Logan wasn’t worried about that happening to him and his mum said any teasing was like water off a ducks back.
Logan and his sister Kailah, eight, live in Uckfield with Jemma but attend school in Blackboys where their father John lives.
Logan says his hobbies include bird watching, football, rugby, tennis, boxing and heavy metal music.
He said he had got used to having long hair, wearing it in a pony tail or a top knot, and was pleased to have helped other children by growing it long, then having it cut.
Would he do it all over again? “I might do,” he said.
Logan’s JustGiving page is still available if you would like to boost his fund-raising further. Find it here.