A schoolgirl who has never before had a haircut had 19 inches of her locks chopped off to be used to make wigs for children suffering with cancer.

Inspired by a friend who lost all her hair after undergoing treatment for leukaemia, Sam Croombs, 11, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, raised nearly £1,500 for the Little Princess Trust.

The charity will use the hair to make wigs for children whose hair has fallen out following treatment for cancer.

A schoolgirl who has never before had a haircut had 19 inches of her locks chopped off to be used to make wigs for children suffering with cancer.

Inspired by a friend who lost all her hair after undergoing treatment for leukaemia, Sam Croombs, 11, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, raised nearly £1,500 for the Little Princess Trust.

The charity will use the hair to make wigs for children whose hair has fallen out following treatment for cancer.

Her mother, Jo, said that because Sam had never had her hair cut before she was nervous for a couple of weeks before the big snip.

But she added that the money she raised from friends and family had spurred her on to go through with it.

On her fundraising page following the event, Sam said: ‘It feels really weird but I am so pleased with how it looks and my head feels really light.
‘When I move my head my hair tickles the back of my neck and it swishes as I walk.’

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