Watch as Sheffield girl has hair lopped to raise money for sick children
A Sheffield schoolgirl has proved a cut above after lopping off 20 inches of her treasured locks to help make wigs for children living with cancer.
Kind-hearted Alice Middleton 14, donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which works with children who have lost their own hair during treatment for the disease.
Meadowhead School pupil Alice has also set up a fundraising page which has raised more than £400 for the Hallam FM and Greatest Hits Radio Cash For Kids Day.
Alice from Intake decided to take the plunge at Funky Divas salon at Crystal Peaks, which captured the event on video.
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Her proud mum, Marie Middleton, 52, said: “I thought I would cry when Alice had it done – but she was smiling so she wasn’t as nervous as what I thought she was going to be.
“She was supposed to be having it done last Thursday then someone at the school school had a positive Covid test so she had to isolate for 10 days She had all the back and sides shaved with just a bit left on the top.
“She wanted to do it for Cash For Kids. She usually helps out with the Christmas toy appeal we do at the shop and we usually go as a family to sort the toys our for Christmas. It’s like a family charity.
“This year she noticed a lot more children who were hard up and wanted to raise some money so she decided she wanted to give up her hair.”
Meadowhead School held a non-uniform day and donated half of what it raised to Alice’s appeal.