A nine-year-old girl from Louth will have her long hair lopped off on Saturday (May 30) so that it can be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for youngsters who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or alopecia.
Mia Lorenzo, who attends Kidgate Academy, will have her waist-length hair cut down to just above her shoulders. The haircut will take place at the Gaffettes hair salon in the New Market Hall, Louth, at 3pm on the day.
Her hair will then be packaged and sent to the charity, which creates the wigs for young people who have lost their own hair.
Everybody is welcome to go along on Saturday and donate a few quid, as Mia is also raising money for the charity - she has raised over £85 so far, as there is still more yet to come in from her school.
Mia’s mum, Natasha, told the Leader: “I am very very proud of her, although when she first mentioned it I was mortified because her hair is so long and nice. She mentioned the Little Princess Trust just after Christmas and she’s adamant to go ahead with it.
“I had chemotherapy as a child, and I hope that Mia raises awareness for other parents if their children have long hair and might be interested in helping the Little Princess Trust too.”