Sheffield school girl’s short cut gives cancer charity a major boost

Sophia Dickinson has always treasured her beautiful hair… but she also knew that she could do good by getting it cut.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 10:12 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 10:14 am
Sophia Dickinson hair cut

So she’s gone for a short crop and given the hair to The Little Princess Trust the charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

And friends and fellow pupils at Westbourne School in Broomhill, are supporting her by making a financial donation to accompany Sophia’s gift.

“Over the years, people have often mentioned how long my hair is, and asked if I was ever going to donate it,” said 15-year-old Sophia, who lives in Nether Edge.

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Sophia Dickinson hair cut

“To be honest, I was afraid to lose something I believed gave me value but I know now that hair never defined me, and the thought of it benefiting somebody else made me realise it was the right thing to do.

“Now somebody else will have the chance to enjoy something that is taken for granted, and I can try rocking a shorter look!”