Two girls from Louth have donated their hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates wigs for young cancer sufferers.
Mia Lorenzo, nine, and Alice Thompson, 13, both went along to the Gaffettes ladies hair salon in Louth’s New Market Hall on Saturday afternoon (May 30) to selflessly give away their long locks.
The hair will be packaged and sent to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for youngsters who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or alopecia.
Mia Lorenzo, who attends Kidgate Academy, had her waist-length hair cut down to just above her shoulders.
She is also raising money for the charity, with more than £85 being raised so far.
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 was 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.”
Charity Manager Monica Glass said: “Everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust is so very grateful to Mia. What a lovely girl to want to do so much to help others. Mia’s hair will be blended with other donations and made into a wig for a poorly boy or girl.
“The money she is raising, thanks to her kind and generous supporters, will assist the charity to purchase other wigs for different children.
“How wonderful that someone as young as Mia is helping so many people - what a great girl!”
Alice Thompson, who attends King Edward VI Grammar School, added: “I hope that by donating my hair I can help make a young cancer sufferer feel more comfortable and just be themselves, because they might feel self-conscious about not having any hair.”