Sheffield schoolgirl chops off locks to help ‘poorly children’

Jessica Johnson, eight, has her hair cut off by Fae Jackson, of ICandy, to donate to the Little Princess Trust

Jessica Johnson, eight, has her hair cut off by Fae Jackson, of ICandy, to donate to the Little Princess Trust

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A Sheffield schoolgirl has taken the bold step of chopping off a foot of her blonde locks to raise money for charity and help sick children.

Jessica Johnson, aged eight, of Burnaby Crescent in Walkley, had more than 12 inches of her locks snipped away for the Little Princess Trust to use.

Jessica Johnson, eight, is having her hair cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust

Jessica Johnson, eight, is having her hair cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust

The selfless Walkley Primary School pupil decided that she wanted to help youngsters who need wigs after losing hair through gruelling cancer treatments.

Her proud mum Kelly, aged 30, said Jessica loves her new style.

“At first she was a bit apprehensive, but when the initial shock had resided and she started to flick her hair around and then had it brushed, she loved it.

“The staff at Icandy were really good with Jessica. She was quite nervous at first but they reassured her and she ended up full of smiles.

Jessica Johnson, eight, with her hair she has had cut off

Jessica Johnson, eight, with her hair she has had cut off

“She got the idea after reading an article about children who lost their hair after cancer treatment and she said that it wasn’t fair on the poorly children. I’m really proud of her.”

With more money yet to come in, Kelly reckons that Jessica is on course to raise over £500 for the Little Princess Trust charity.

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