A schoolgirl is having inches trimmed off her hair and donating it to a charity which makes wigs for children.
Isabel Gowler, 11, of Fordham, will be having more than seven inches chopped off her long locks when she visits Bilton’s hairdressers in Downham Market on Wednesday, February 14.
The hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust and Isabel, who goes to Nelson Academy in Downham, is also raising money for the charity.
Each wig costs up to £500 to make, so Isabel is fundraising too with more than £500 already pledged on her online JustGiving page – enough for at least one wig.
Bilton’s will be supporting Isabel’s efforts by cutting her hair free of charge.
Mum Claire Gowler said she was proud of her daughter.
“She wanted to have her hair cut shorter and thought it was a waste to just throw the hair away.
“She had seen a video on YouTube of someone who donated hair to charity, and how it went to help make wigs for children who had lost their hair to cancer, and thought it was a good idea.
“It makes you feel really proud to have raised a daughter who feels this way,” she said.
The Little Princess Trust was set up by the parents of a young girl from Hereford who died of cancer.
The charity raises money for wigs for children who have suffered hair loss from cancer treatment and other illness.
Isabel’s fundraising page can be found at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-gowler