Young fundraisers are a cut above

Matilda French, seven, with the pony tail that was cut off and given to The Little Princess Trust. Hairdresser for the day was family friend Kelly Lickorish. Photo: Mark Williamson. (T23/06/18)

TWO local girls have proved they are a cut above when it comes to thinking of others after having their long locks cut short for a children’s charity.

Seven-year-old Matilda French from Tiddington has so far raised £875 from the cut thanks to donations made by school friends at Alveston Primary and her other friends and family.

Matilda donated her hair and the money to The Little Princess Trust which provides wigs to children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

“She saw how other little children needed the wigs so decided to have her hair cut to help them,” said Matilda’s mum, Lucy.

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Danni Cleeve before. . .

Stratford’s Danni Cleeve, aged 11, had her long hair cut into a short bob, raising £533 for Teenager Cancer Trust, in support of her cousin Becky Shaw.

“The reason I chose to do it is because at Christmas we thought my cousin Becky was all clear from her cancer after having her stem cells transplanted. Then we found out that her cancer had come back, and that made me really upset, I also knew she would end up losing her hair again.

. . . and after her haircut.

“I then started to think about all the other children with cancer and wished I could do something. That’s when I decided to cut my hair, if I could help raise some money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, I thought it would help some other children with cancer and by donating my hair it could also be made into a wig,” said Danni.

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