A HAMPSHIRE salon pulled together to host a fundraiser in aid of a boy living with terminal cancer.

The Hair Hut, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, treated the public to free haircuts from 10am to 4pm over the weekend, to raise enough money for Alfie Butler to go to Disneyland Paris.

Alfie was just eight months old when he fell ill and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After Alfie’s diagnosis the family were forced to move into the dedicated Ronald McDonald House, based at Southampton General Hospital, to ensure they could be by Alfie’s side around the clock.

He has endured nine months of chemotherapy as well as 30 rounds of proton treatment in Jacksonville, Florida.

Romsey residents came out in force to support the four-year-old where they enjoyed having glitter put into their plaits and munched on cupcakes donated by Wow Cupcakes.

Customers having a free haircut also had the option of donating what they thought the trim was worth.

A raffle, which cost £1 to enter, offered residents the chance to win a selection of prizes such as a bouquet of flowers, wine and Easter eggs.

The Romsey Ukulele Group played a variety of songs that got the crowd dancing in time for Alfie’s arrival.

Charlotte Swithenbank, Alfie’s mum, said: “It is incredible what they have done today. They have really supported us as a family and it is lovely to see they have got behind us.”

She added: “He has been through a lot and gets nervous in a different environment, but Alfie loves music and dancing. He has a pair of Supershoes which are for children who have got cancer.”

Alfie’s dad James Butler said: “It is such a lovely, touching event which we have not asked for and people have decided to take it upon themselves to do it.”

Beci Curtis, who owns The Hair Hut, said: “We do charity events anyway and Alfie’s mum is one of our clients so we asked if we could do a fundraiser for him.

“We have Saints memorabilia that has been signed by the players. We also have the ambulance here doing CPR demonstrations.”

Supporter Dawn Jenvey, a 37-year-old assistant research manager from Stockbridge, said: “It is just lovely for everyone in the community to come together to raise money for Alfie who is part of the community and who everyone adores.”

Another resident said: “I saw the event on Facebook and I thought there was no way I could not be part of that. To team up is important and it is all to do with the community and helping a local family.”