Barrow girl chops her locks for Comic Relief
Last updated at 16:37, Wednesday, 20 March 2013
A GENEROUS little girl has parted with her long locks – so it can be used to create wigs for children who suffer hair loss following cancer treatment.
Faye-Louise Hunt, eight, had 10 inches of her hair chopped off – taking it from her lower back, to a neck-length graduated bob.
Like pop star Jessie J who shaved her head during Friday’s Comic Relief, the Barrow Island Primary School pupil’s hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust.
At the last count, Faye-Louise had raised almost £470 for Comic Relief and her locks will help provide real-hair wigs for young cancer battlers across the UK.
Mum Debbie Hunt, of Napier Street, Barrow, said: “I think I found it harder than she did. She’s never, ever had short hair. At four months she even had a little tuft with a ponytail on the top of her head. So watching them cut 10 inches off, it was quite hard!”
You can help Faye-Louise’s tally by visiting www.justgiving.com/fayeshaircut to make a donation.
First published at 16:17, Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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What a wonderful thing for this young girl to give her hair so another can benefit while undergoing treatment. I had my very long hair cut off preceding chemo and had no idea there was a charity which make wigs for children with hair donated by others. There should be more publicity as I would have have been pleased to give mine, it would have also helped me to know that losing my hair had at least benefitted a youngster going through treatment. Perhaps the Evening Mail could do an full feature article with more information and details on how to donate. There must be hairdressers in the area who have customers who have long hair cut to shorter styles who would help. The NHS provide wigs for adults which are okay but having real hair for young girls is much better at a time when they are going through so much