Isabelle has charity trim and makes a pretty bob
A five-year-old girl has chopped off her hair for charity to support children diagnosed with cancer.
Mersham Primary School pupil Isabelle Saxby completed the haircut at The Forum in Hunter Road in Willesborough at the weekend.
She was raising money for the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children who lose their hair while undergoing treatment for cancer and other illnesses.
She also donated nine inches of her own hair from the trim which can be used in a new wig for other children.
Mum Sally said she was extremely proud of Isabelle and thanked school teacher Miss Sexton for coming along to support her daughter.
She said: “She did have a little bit of last-minute nerves and got a bit emotional the night before, but she was fine.
“It was a bit shorter than she was expecting at first, but she loves her new hair now. She’s always looking in the mirror and checking it’s all right.
“Everyone has said how much older she looks with her new style. Obviously we’re very proud, and thankful for everyone who donated, many of whom we don’t know personally.”
Isabelle was first inspired to get the trim after innocently giggling about a cancer-suffering girl at a garden centre.
Sally added: “At first Isabelle was giggling, but I told her it was not very nice and told her about cancer and chemotherapy, which is why the little girl had lost her hair.
“Isabelle said straightaway that she would like to give her hair to the little girl, but I told her it was not quite that simple. She would need to grow her hair very long and donate it as a wig.”
Isabelle has raised £1,100 on her Just Giving web page, smashing her original target. The money will help the Little Princess Trust buy more wigs and support more children.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Isabellesaxby
Isabelle has her hair cut
Isabelle with her hair plaited and, below, with her new bob cut