Rean's long hair faces the chop for charity

Last updated at 16:45
Five year old Rean in his school uniform. He is holding his long, blonde hair out to his sides - and it has grown longer than his arms' length!PA

Lots of boys grow their hair long after pop stars like Harry from One Direction made the look fashionable.

But five-year-old Rean has been growing his hair longer than most - he hasn't had it cut since the day he was born!

His golden curls are so long they reach his belt, and his school made him tie it back in a ponytail for "health and safety".

Now Rean has demanded a trip to the barber because he's sick of being mistaken for a girl!

Rean shows his long golden hair.PA
No hair extensions here. Cheryl Cole would be jealous!

His mum Leeanne has finally agreed to arrange a the hair cut, but is making sure it's only a trim!

She said "I've already cried at the thought of him having it cut, and will cry again when it actually happens."

Rean's classmates have sponsored his haircut and he's raised £82.

He's decided to donate the money to the children's unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital which looked after him when he was ill in 2010.