Holbeach youngster donates hair to The Little Princess Charity in order to help make wigs for children
An eight-year-old has made a donation of her own hair to a charity who make wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness.
Penny Butcher, from Holbeach, has donated at least nine inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
The charity provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia.
Penny’s mum Lisa Butcher said: “She has never had a big cut before – and it was fourteen or fifteen inches long.
“It has been unmanageable for me to wash to be honest so I am quite glad.
“I had said to her ‘do you know you can have your hair cut and donate it to little children who have an illness and have wigs made?”
Brave Penny said she would like to do that so has grown her hair to way below her waist.
She had it cut to shoulder length at Hedonism in Spalding on Friday, January 26.
Proud mum Lisa said: “I am pleased that she is doing it for the charity but at the same time it is my little girl getting her first big haircut.
“I am ever so proud but it is mixed emotions too.
“I had said to her the longer you can get it the better – and it will grow back.”
The youngster is a pupil at Holbeach Bank Primary Academy and teachers have donated and are equally as proud as Lisa.
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She added: “My other daughter is training to be a hairdresser!”
The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.
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