Long-haired Lach­lan, four, lops off locks for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A LONG-HAIRED lit­tle boy is hav­ing his locks lopped to raise money for char­ity.

Lach­lan MacIn­deor, four, from Mac­cles­field, is hav­ing the chop be­fore he starts school at Puss Bank Pri­mary next week.

He’s only ever had two trims be­fore, mean­ing his hair hangs at eight inches.

Lach­lan has de­cided to make his sac­ri­fice count by get­ting spon­sors and rais­ing money for East Cheshire Hos­pice in mem­ory of fam­ily friend Joel Green, who died in July, and Team Lot­tie, a fundrais­ing ef­fort for a four-year-old girl with can­cer.

He will also do­nate his hair to the Lit­tle Princess Trust which makes wigs for chil­dren with can­cer.

Mum Lisa Matthews, 40, of Knight Street, said the fam­ily - which in­cludes dad Gavin, 39, Dy­lan, nine, and Vi­o­let, two - are a mix­ture of sad and ex­cited.

She said: “We all love his long hair. He’s only had a cou­ple of trims in his life­time.

“But his school have a strict pol­icy where girls and boys with long hair have to put it up in a pony­tail. Lach­lan doesn’t want to do that be­cause he wor­ries peo­ple will think he’s a girl. It’s some­thing he gets a lot as you can imag­ine. He’d rather cut it off that have a pony­tail.

“Lach­lan then wanted to do­nate his hair to Lit­tle Princess Trust, which takes a min­i­mum of seven inches.

“We though we’d turn such a big event into some fundrais­ing as well. Joel was a fam­ily friend and I know Lot­tie’s mum through a sup­port group.

“He’s go­ing to look like a com­pletely dif­fer­ent lit­tle boy. I think I might cry when it’s cut but what he’s do­ing is very gen­er­ous and kind-hearted.”

The big cut will hap­pen on Thurs­day (Au­gust 31) af­ter­noon and is be­ing done by hair­dresser Char­lotte Aulty for free.

Lisa, a sup­port worker, said: “We had orig­i­nally hoped to raise £200 and have al­ready sur­passed that, so we’re chuffed to bits.”

To spon­sor Lach­lan go to just­giv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/lach­lan-chop.

Lach­lan MacIn­deor, four, from Mac­cles­field, is hav­ing the chop be­fore his starts school at Puss Bank Pri­mary next week

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