Seven-year-old girl has her hair chopped off so it can be used in wigs for cancer sufferers
A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl has donated her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children who suffer from hair loss.
Lucy Cook agreed to have eight inches of hair chopped off at Pinkz Hair Design salon, in March, and sent away to the Little Princess Trust, who supply real hair wigs to boys and girls who suffer from hair loss due to illness, such as cancer or alopecia.
Each wig costs the charity £350 to make.
Cherry-Jae Davis, who has recently finished studying hairdressing at college, cut Lucy’s hair.
She found out about the charity and spoke to Lucy and her mum about donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
She said: “There was so much to cut off, so we thought it should go to a good cause.
“We gathered all the hair together, tied it in place with a bobble, plaited it and tied it again, so that all the hair was securely together. We then just chopped the pony tail off.”
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Cherry-Jae is passionate about the charity’s work and is determined to do all she can to support it.
She said: “When I heard about the Little Princess Trust, I just knew I had to help them.
“You see clients coming into the salon, and see how important their hair is to them, and how it makes them feel.
“I couldn’t imagine losing my own, so this is a charity I will be supporting, and spreading the word of.
“Hopefully hearing about Lucy may inspire other people to donate their hair as well.”
Cherry-Jae will be holding a Little Princess Event in the Easter Holidays, where young girls can come to be pampered with hair styles and manicures, to raise money and awareness for the Little Princess Trust.
A charity hair show has also been scheduled for August 9 at the Braza Club, March,
To find out more call 01354 650363.