An eight-year-old Sheffield girl has had 12 inches of her hair cut off so a wig can be made for a child suffering hair loss.
Megan Rodgers, of Parson Cross, decided to have the big cut after hearing about the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair through receiving cancer treatment.
Megan’s proud dad, Scott, said: “She’d watched a video on YouTube about the Little Princess Trust and approached me about cutting off her own hair.
“To be honest I wasn’t too keen on the idea because her hair was really long and it would have been a big change. But I sent off for the charity pack and then she was determined to have it done.”
Megan had her hair cut by a stylist from Funky Divas Salon while surrounded by family and friends at the Colley Working Men’s Club on Margetson Road, where her dad is the manager.
Scott said: “She had 12 inches off. She had a little bit of a tear in her eye at first - all the family did - but she absolutely loved it.
“It was a really good day and she loves her new hair style.
“She is a very kind person, if she sees anyone crying she gets emotional herself.
“She is only eight years old so this is the first thing she has done for charity but I think she takes it from me as I love to do things for charity too, particularly for Help for Heroes. I think it’s in her blood.”
Megan raised more than £400 in sponsorship for getting her hair cut. The money will be sent to the Little Princess Trust to fund the manufacturing of the wig.
The Trust, which is a children’s cancer charity, works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to an individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.
The Trust is also able to help children who are not receiving cancer treatment and have lost their hair for another reason.