A car salesman lost his locks to help a girl with cancer.

Freddie Howard, who works at Alan Day VW in New Southgate, had his head shaved in the showroom and raised £350 in donations from colleagues and customers.

The big-hearted salesman from Barnet heard about a little girl suffering from a rare form of cancer and decided to do his bit to help.

The money was donated to four-year-old Isla Caton, who suffers from a condition called neuroblastoma which only effects about 100 children in the country every year.

Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children.

It develops from specialised nerve cells left behind from a baby's development in the womb.

Showroom general manager Jason Sayers, from Harlow, said: “I think everyone knows somebody affected by cancer - but its normally someone a bit older, you don't really associate cancer with children.

“So when we heard about Isla, everyone really wanted to help out. Freddie volunteered to get his hair cut and a local hairdresser come down to the showroom completely free of charge.

£Everyone has been so taken aback by this little girl and how nice and friendly she is.”

More than £400,000 has already been raised and Isla’s cause has been adopted by Premiership football club West Ham United and their players and fans.

Isla’s uncle Baz Cox collected the donation from Jason at West Ham’s last home game.

Visit Isla’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/teamislanoonefightsalone/