A Newbury girl has donated her hair to children who have lost theirs to cancer.
Abigail Shears, 10, who is a pupil at Fir Tree Primary School made the decision this summer to cut her hair and give it away – along with raising money for the charity Little Princesses.
The original target of £300 was quickly achieved and now the Just Giving page has over 184% of its target at £553.
Her dad, Steve Shears, set up the Just Giving page and said: “My youngest daughter (wanted) to help make a difference to another’s life by donating the hair to the Little Princesses Charity.
“This charity uses natural hair to provide real hair wigs to boys and girls throughout the UK and Ireland that have lost theirs through cancer treatments.”
Abigail’s mum Shereen Kaniel is proud of her daughter and said: “Abigail has been growing her hair for two years, and of course I was apprehensive when she made the decision to have her hair cut, but it was for a lovely charity and she was happy after the cut.”
Abigail got the big snip at iStyle, on the Newbury Trade Park, and was thrilled to help such a good cause. She now sports a fashionable bob and Ms Kaniel says she is about to grow it again to help more needy children.
To make a donation to Abigail Shears’ fundraiser visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Steve-Shears1