Two teenage fundraisers braved the hairdressers’ scissors in Sheffield to help poorly children.
Alicia Hawley, aged 18, from Stannington, and Bethany Halliwell, 17, from Arbourthorne, each decided to take on the challenge after collecting their A and AS level results.
Both girls’ hair will go to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment, while Alicia also managed to collect £1,400 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make It Better appeal.
She had her long hair snipped free of charge at the Taylor Taylor salon on Division Street, in front of her mum, grandmother and grandfather, as well as friends and family who cheered her on.
Alicia said: “I can’t believe just having 44cm of my hair cut off could raise that much.”
Bethany, a student at Notre Dame High School, donated over 30cm of hair.
She said: “After thinking about it for long time, I’ve finally done it.” She wants to study International Law at Sheffield University, and decided to donate after family and friends faced cancer.