Sheffield schoolgirl a cut above the rest as she prepares to donate hair to charity while raising cash

A Sheffield schoolgirl is preparing to have her 3ft long hair cut and to donate her locks to a charity which provides wigs to children.

By Claire Lewis
Sunday, 27th June 2021, 11:32 am

Bethany Devey, aged 10, has beautiful hair which reaches all the way down her back and as far as her thighs.

In a brave move for the Shiregreen youngster, she is to donate 2ft of it to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their hair through cancer and other conditions.

Bethany, who attends Beck Primary School, is raising cash for Sheffield Children’s Hospital as an extra incentive for her to go for the chop and has raised more than £600 so far.

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Bethany Devey is having her hair cut to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital. She plans to donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust, which donates wigs to children who lose their hair

An online fundraising page has been set up for those keen to support Bethany.

The youngster is hoping to have her hair cut next month.

Her mum, Julie Fabian, said: “My daughter has decided to cut her long hair, it's almost 3ft long and she'll be donating 2ft or maybe more of it to the Little Princess Trust while also raising as much money as she can for Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity.

“She is having it cut to her shoulders, she's so brave. She’s really excited and nervous at the same time. She has always wanted to do this and has been growing her hair for about five years because she wanted to donate it, it’s just something she's always wanted to do.”

Her mum added: “She broke her leg a few years ago and while waiting to be seen in the Children’s Hospital, she saw a lot of children who weren't very well and some that had lost their hair. She asked me why and I told her that some kids get ill and the hospital make them better and she said that when she's older and her hair is really long she's going help the hospital make the children better and share her hair with them. Then a friend in her class, their cousin died of cancer, which made her want to do it even more.”

Click here to donate in support of Bethany’s efforts.

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