Sawbridgeworth girl donates cut hair to Little Princess Trust
Hairdressers and barbers were inundated with people desperate to have their locks cut after lockdown was eased earlier this month.
For Sawbridgeworth eight-year-old Sophia Todd there was a more important reason than just the desire to have her very long hair ‘trimmed’.
The Reedings Junior School pupil vowed to donate the sheared tresses to The Little Princess Trust, which uses the hair to create wigs for children with cancer.
Sophia’s sponsorship target was £100 – and her mum Laura revealed within 12 hours of posting the fundraiser online it was trebled.
When the Indie spoke to Laura last Friday, just after stylist Hannah Wild at Beau Belles in Knight Street had cut 12 inches of hair from Sophia’s head, that total had reached a massive £1,500, including gift aid.
“She was desperate to have her hair cut before lockdown and she thought she could spare some for a good cause,” said Laura, who was relieved to report her daughter loves her new look.
Now Sophia’s three-year-old sister Elsie, who cheered her big sister all the way, is itching to get in on the act.
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