Girls show they are a cut above the rest
THREE ten-year-old Stratford friends have had a big hair cut to help children with cancer.
Kyra Barboutis, Eve Green and Sophie Smith have all had their long hair cut and donated it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes the hair into wigs for children in the UK that have lost their own hair while undergoing cancer treatment.
The girls did the haircut after finding out about a local children’s charity at a gala evening where the girls were presented with an award recognising their work with hedgehogs.
Last summer the girls set up a Facebook page called Hedgehog Friendly Town to raise awareness about safeguarding the welfare of hedgehogs in Stratford.
They did this through writing letters, making presentations and videos and setting up links with other organisations such as the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue.
As a result of their efforts they were given a special award at the Pride of Stratford awards night in February.
While they were at this event they found out about the local children’s charity Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity that supports children both financially and emotionally as they cope with a life limiting illness.
All three girls were so overwhelmed by the charity’s work they decided there and then to help as much as they could so set up a just giving page and also agreed to cut their hair to help poorly children; so far they’ve raised more than £200.
The girls’ parents say they are “are very, very proud of the girls.”
“Who would have thought that what started off as a simple summer project to attract a hedgehog into the garden could turn into a massive exciting long project and get the girls to cut their hair,” Helen Barboutis, Kyra’s mum, said.
To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/Hedgehogfriendlytown