A Northumbrian Water facilities team member is set to have his long locks cut off to help a UK children’s charity.

Daniel Blakemore, a Facilities and Building Services Assistant at Durham, has agreed to have his long hair cut off to help produce real life hair wigs for children who have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Daniel, who has been growing his hair for the last 18 months, will have his hair braided ready in preparation for when he takes a seat in the barber’s chair on Friday, June 2.

He is having his hair cut to raise money for the Little Princess Trust who provide free of charge wigs to sick children.

Daniel said; “I have been growing my hair for a while now and earlier this month I decided that it was time for it to go. It would be great to raise as much money as possible for this cause to send with my hair donation.

“The thought of donating my hair was a very easy decision and I am incredibly grateful of the support from my family, friends and work colleagues.”

Monica Glass, Charity Manager at Little Princess Trust, said; “We are always particularly touched to hear about boys and men who have decided to grow their hair and donate it to the Trust.

“A huge heart-felt thank you goes out to Daniel Blakemore for choosing to donate his hair after growing it for 18 months. We hope that Dan′s donation will help raise awareness of our plight to provide real-hair wigs for ALL children, boys and girls and perhaps his actions will inspire other to do the same.

“Every day we receive letters and emails from families that we have helped and it is thanks to donors like Dan and his supporters that we are able to provide this invaluable service.”

Anyone who would like to make a donation can visit Daniel’s JustGiving page > http://ow.ly/TJpT30bYg3l