Is­abelle has char­ity trim and makes a pretty bob

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On - By Ai­dan Bar­low

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

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