A six-year-old boy is close to completing the challenge to grow his hair for charity in support of his mother, who had been diagnosed with cancer in 2015.

Beau Denton, 6, son of Tina, 49, and Steve Denton, 57, has been growing his hair since last summer in support of his mother’s diagnosis.

The idea for the fundraiser was entirely Beau’s own, having seen his mum, Tina, experience hair loss through cancer treatment.

Beau was only 3 years old when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, in what was a difficult period for him.

Tina said: “He had to spend 8 months living between myself, living down in Oxfordshire and his father living up in North Wales. He did not complain once.”

“We made my cancer every part of his normal day to day living and we didn't hide anything from him, he was a part of every decision that we made.”

Speaking on Beau’s long hair, Tina said: “He loves having long-hair, but not so much his pony-tail which he now sometimes has to wear to school.”

Beau has only received fantastic support at school and elsewhere in the community, being called a “rockstar” for his long hair.

But rock-and-roll isn't always practical. His mother, Tina, said: “He hates me brushing his curly locks every morning, but he goes through it for other children.”

Beau, part of Rhos Street School’s Year 2 class, enjoys taekwondo in his spare time.

Tina said: “He has his good side and naughty side—when he’s tired and hungry, like most children his age”

Tina and Steve Denton have been married for 13 years. They are extremely proud of their son and his effort for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs for children and young adults that have experienced hair loss through cancer.

Beau will have his hair cut at Tommy’s Hair Company in Ruthin on April 17, with his parents, teacher and friends, who are all very proud of Beau for his achievement.

Donations are still being accepted, and can be made through Tina’s fundraising page on JustGiving, via the following link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beaudenton.