Joshua makes the chop for charity

Joshua Frazer has never cut his hair. Photo: Supplied

SIX-year-old Joshua Frazer has never cut his hair, but his long, blonde locks are soon to be chopped to raise money for the Cancer Society.

So far, the Winton youngster has raised thousands of dollars for the charity.

The choice of charity was all his; he recently lost a close neighbour to cancer, and he played rugby at Midlands, the same club as cancer care advocate Blair Vining who died in 2019.

His dad, Southland District councillor Darren Frazer, explained.

“He was starting to think, “yeah, I want a haircut”, and I think his mum was brushing his hair too vigorously.”

As a father, he loved the fact his son was thinking of others and showing empathy.

Joshua’s fundraising page gives some background: “Our neighbour Bernie died from cancer. She was a great neighbour, and we saw her almost every day out in her garden. I miss her.”

He said the $2476 of donations so far had been from family and friends, but some had been from people he did not know.

“My teachers are saying, ‘great job’.’’

There was no set date for when the haircut will be, but most likely in the next few weeks.

Joshua’s fundraiser can be found on the Cancer Society website.