Welwyn Garden City boy chops off funky hairstyle for charity

Bradley Burlingham, of Welwyn Garden City, before and after his hair cut.

Bradley Burlingham, of Welwyn Garden City, before and after his hair cut.


An 11-year-old from Welwyn Garden City has chopped off his topknot and is donating it to charity after being inspired by his dad.

Bradley Burlingham before the big hair cut.Bradley Burlingham before the big hair cut.

Bradley Burlingham, of Thistle Grove, has been growing his hair for eight months so that he could donate it to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real hair wigs to kids who lost their hair through cancer treatment.

As well as donating his hair, Bradley is also raising money to fund the creation of the wig.

Last year Bradley’s dad, Dan Conroy, 31, chopped off his pony tail for the charity.

Bradley Burlingham's chopped off top knot.Bradley Burlingham's chopped off top knot.

Bradley told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Watching my dad do it just really inspired me and made me want to do it too.”

The former Commonswood Primary School pupil was planning to grow his hair even longer but had to cut off his funky hairstyle last week before he started Year 7 at Stanborough School.

Bradley’s mum Stevie Kleiser, 32, said: “I’m so proud of him.

“He has always been such a sweet and caring lad.

Bradley Burlingham after his hair cut.Bradley Burlingham after his hair cut.

“It also means I won’t have to style his hair every morning now.”

Bradley said: “I actually prefer my new hair now.

“It did really need a cut.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far including my dad who donated £50.

“I am gobsmacked at how much I have managed to raise in just a couple of days.”

So far the youngster has raised just under £500 but is keen to raise even more and has increased his target to £600.

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-kleiser

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