An 11-year-old girl who was inspired by a classmate’s illness has had her hair cut off and donated to a children’s cancer charity.
Anna Wilson of Metheringham has £401 in donations and sponsorship as well as having her hair cropped short to be donated to the Little Princess Trust.
The hair is used to make real hair wigs for children that suffer dramatic hair loss, mainly from undergoing cancer treatment, and the £401 will pay for the wig to be made.
The Metheringham Primary School pupil said: “There was a boy in my class called Dan who lost all his hair because he was ill, but is getting better now and so I decided I wanted to raise some money.”
She had her hair cut by Jane Lamont at Scissorhands salon in Sleaford, who removed over a foot in length, reducing it to a pixie style. Anna was totally calm about losing her lengthy locks, saying she has had long hair for a long time but thought she might keep it short for now.
Anna said: “It’s a lot easier to wash and dry, but it is a bit chilly at the moment around my neck.”
Her friends have been supportive too, with staff and children at school helping boost the total raised. “My friends think it’s really nice and one friend has had her hair cut like mine now,” she said.
Proud mum, Mandy said: “The average cost of making a wig is £350 so, with the hair, it will definitely pay to make a child a wig.”