THREE very kind-hearted girls from across Sefton and West Lancs have chopped off their long locks for charity.
They all made the gesture for the Little Princess Trust, a UK charity which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people, up to the age of 24, who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses.
Krishna Bijukumar, nine, from Southport, donated 16 inches of hair recently, in memory of her grandmother Neena Joshi, who passed away five years ago, kindly donating her organs.
Meanwhile, Emily Tickle, also nine, from Pimbo, Upholland, has set up a fundraising page at Just Giving and has reached £1,305 so far.
Emily said: “I decided to cut my hair because some close friends have lost their hair and they have had to have a wig. It is more than £500 to make the wig. I am also fundraising by selling strawberry plants at the front of my house.”
To add to her donations, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emily-tickle
Lily Fielding, six, from Crosby, has also created a fundraising page at Just Giving, raising £335 so far.
Aly Fielding said: “It started when Lily and I, were watching a programme about a little girl who had lost all her hair because of her cancer treatment.
“Lily then turned to me and commented, ‘Mummy, it must be horrible for that little girl to lose all of her hair! I wish I could give her some of mine.’
“I then researched this on the internet and found the amazing organisation, the Little Princess Trust, which takes hair donations, and Lily was delighted when she was told of this.
“She had nine inches of her hair cut on October 31 at the Colour Bar in Crosby and was treated to afternoon tea at Annie’s tearooms afterwards, as a reward for being so thoughtful. We are so very proud of her and how kind-hearted she is.”
To add to her fundraiser, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alyson-fielding