Girls make hair-raising donations

JPCT 130513 Emily Robins 7 - donating hair to charity. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 130513 Emily Robins 7 - donating hair to charity. Photo by Derek Martin

Two young girls are donating more than 50cm of hair between them to help make a wig for other children who have lost their own through cancer treatment.

Nine-year-old Daisy Harding from Horsham sacrificed her flowing locks on Friday (May 10) at Strands Hair Salon off East Street.

JPCT 100513 S132000375x Nine-year-old Daisy donating her hair for charity -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 100513 S132000375x Nine-year-old Daisy donating her hair for charity -photo by Steve Cobb

Meanwhile, seven-year-old Emily Robins, a pupil at Warnham Primary School, is preparing to get 25cm chopped off of her long blonde mop on May 28 by Warnham-based hairdresser Becky Strafino.

Both will donate to The Little Princess Trust - a charity specialising in real-hair wigs for cancer suffers.

Daisy was inspired to make the donation by a friend. She did it for her grandmother and second cousin who have both lost their hair through cancer.

Proud mum Naomi said Daisy’s efforts have raised nearly £1,000 for the charity.

“She’s so brave,” added Naomi.

Nervous Emily said: “It’s been cut in a bob before but I’m feeling a bit scared. I thought of doing it because my sister wanted to do something for charity and so I wanted to and my mum found out about this charity and I think they will feel happy.”

A cake sale will also take place outside A & R Bailey’s Butcher, Warnham, on Saturday, May 18 at 9am.

Emily’s mum Lauren, 38, said: “I’m very proud of her. She’s very excited. She’s been trying to do something for about a month and I think she saw that Jessie J did it on TV.

“It costs £350 to make a wig so she wanted to raise that money so it could be made as well.”

She added that Emily wants to style her hair like The Saturday’s Frankie.

To donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/Lauren-Robins2 and http://www.justgiving.com/naomi-harding1