Lowestoft girl donates hair to children affected by illness

Charlotte has 12 inches of hair cut off, which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust. Picture

Charlotte has 12 inches of hair cut off, which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders - Credit: Archant

For lots of children around the UK and Ireland, hair loss as a result of cancer treatment and other illnesses can be devastating.

Charlotte's hair before it was cut for the Little Princess Trust donation. Picture: Courtesy of Bev

Charlotte's hair before it was cut for the Little Princess Trust donation. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders - Credit: Archant

So when 10-year-old Charlotte Saunders from Lowestoft heard about The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides free real hair wigs to girls and boys affected by illness, she decided to donate some of her extremely long hair.

Her family also set up a fundraising page for people to sponsor the effort and raised £732.50.

Charlotte's hair after the chop. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders

Charlotte's hair after the chop. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders - Credit: Archant

On November 22, Charlotte had 12 inches of hair cut off, which will be sent to the charity to be made into a wig, along with the money that has been raised.

Parents Bev and Mark Saunders said: 'Charlotte loves her new look; we are very proud of her for doing this and for being so kind & thoughtful.'


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'We'd like to thank everyone for their support.'

To find out more about the work of the Little Princess Trust, visit their website.

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