Youngsters sacrifice hair for children with cancer

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Two girls and a young woman have donated 75cm of their hair to a charity that creates wigs for children suffering from cancer.

Ella Sutton, 11, Kristie Kear, 13 and Hannah Sutton, 21, all of whom are from Horsham, sacrificed their locks at Identity Hair Salon in Horsham on Thursday (April 17).

Their hair will go to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates real-hair wigs for cancer sufferers.

Speaking before the haircut, Ella said: “I’m fairly nervous but excited to get it done.”

Her mother Sarah said: “I’m incredibly proud, they’ve been unbelievably brave. To raise so much is absolutely fantastic.”

The girls, who had been growing their hair for more than two years, have so far raised almost £900 for Cancer Research UK.

The owner of the salon, Belinda Grover, 49, who donated the cut’s fee to charity, was more than happy to give to the cause.

She said: “It’s always good to help out such a good cause.

“We’ve all had friends who have suffered from cancer, so it’s great to be able to do what we can to help.”

A spokesperson for the Little Princess Trust said: “On behalf of everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust I would like to thank Ella, Kristie and Hannah sincerely for their wonderful hair donations. Support such as this is invaluable.”

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