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Witham: Schoolgirl donates 15 inch locks
3:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
A schoolgirl donated 15 inches of her golden locks to help make wigs for youngsters with cancer.
Caitlin Hine, who started at Maltings Academy this week, donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust in her latest effort to help those battling the disease.
The 11-year-old of Brock Close, Witham, has held boot sales and ran the Race for Life after seeing her dad and grandma survive cancer.
Her mum Tracey said: “She has had long hair forever.
“She always wanted long princess hair, as she used to call it, and then this year she said ‘I think I would like to get my haircut a lot shorter and I really want to give my hair away to someone who would do something with it.”
The Little Princess Trust was started in 2005 by family and friends of schoolgirl Hannah Tarplee, who died after being diagnosed with a Wilms tumour.
Hannah had found losing her hair very traumatic and it had been a struggle to find a suitable wig so the trust was set up to help.
For more information visit littleprincesses.org.uk
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