Colne boy Ethan is top of the chops

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It was a case of “hair today, gone tomorrow” for one Trawden schoolboy as his blonde locks were chopped off for charity.

Brave Ethan Craddock (6) had his long hair cut into a mohawk by hairdresser Katie Sidlow on Monday in front of his friends, teachers and proud parents.

The youngster took on the challenge at Trawden Forest Primary School, where he is a pupil, to raise funds for Derian House. He chose the charity after his mum’s best friend and former contestant on BBC’s The Voice Kiki De Ville lost her four-week-old son Dexter when he was diagnosed with the rare congenital disorder Zellweger Syndrome.

His hair will be given to the Little Princess Trust, a charity set up to provide real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss. As a result of his efforts he has raised around £320.

His dad Stephen Craddock (29) said: “It is brilliant, fantastic, what he’s done. His hair looks awesome.

“He was going to have it done at the shop, but a few weeks ago he said ‘can I do it at school?’. We said we would ask the headmistress and she has been great with everything.”

Ethan Craddock who had his long locks cut off for charity Derian House.

Ethan Craddock who had his long locks cut off for charity Derian House.

And mum Donna (35) added: “I am very very proud of him, and relieved at the same time.

“I thought he might be nervous, but he wasn’t at all.”

Ethan, of Church Street, Trawden, is following in the footsteps of his older sister Mia, a student at Park High School, who raised around £400 when she took on a similar mission a few years ago.

CUT ABOVE THE REST: Ethan Craddock (6) is having his long locks chopped off for charity (S)

CUT ABOVE THE REST: Ethan Craddock (6) is having his long locks chopped off for charity (S)