Tresses trimmed for charity thanks to a Neale Wade student

Ellie Timbrell, before, during and after she had her hair cut.

Ellie Timbrell, before, during and after she had her hair cut. - Credit: Archant

An 11 year old student has had her hair cut for the first time to donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust charity that makes wigs for young people.

Ellie Timbrell, before, during and after she had her hair cut.

Ellie Timbrell, before, during and after she had her hair cut. - Credit: Archant

Neale Wade student Ellie Timbrell had her tresses trimmed by 10 inches to help another child who has lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Until now Ellie has only had small hair trims by her mum Sarah, who works in the finance office at Burrowmoor School, so it is the first time she has had a full cut.

Mrs Timbrell said: “I was more nervous than Ellie. Once she had made her mind up she was confident about having it done.”

The cut was carried out by mobile hairdresser Leanne White and although 10 inches was taken off Ellie’s hair it still looks remarkably long.


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“I’m very proud of her for thinking of others,” Mrs Timbrell said.

A spokesman for the Little Princess Trust said they provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

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As a result of cancer treatments most children suffer hair loss as a side effect. Some boys and girls cope remarkably well but for others it can be very upsetting, which is where they step in to provide a natural looking wig for them, they added.

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