Sisters sheer their golden locks to help cancer charity
Girls inspired after reading the Reformer
Two real life Rapunzels have cut her golden locks to support young people living with cancer after being inspired by Rutherglen Reformer readers.
Rosie Jones, 14, and her sister, 12-year-old Elizabeth Jones donated their hair to the Little Princess Trust which makes real hair wigs for children living with cancer and hair loss.
The duo, students at Stonelaw High School, were inspired to undergo the chop after reading about other young people in the town who had cut their hair for charity.
Rosie, whose strawberry blonde hair was down to her bottom, and little sister Elizabeth who also had long fair hair, donated 30cm of hair each to the charity.
S3 student Rosie, who lives at home with Elizabeth, her two older sisters, younger brother and mum, said: “People did always comment on my hair, if we had visitors.
“But I looked The Little Princess Trust up on the internet and liked that they helped young people that have cancer. We know older people that have had cancer so it’s nice to help.”
The girls’ mother Helen Reid said the girls were inspired by reading about other people’s efforts to support the charity.
“Jessica Cairns was in the Reformer, the girls knew she had done it and their sister Stella tried to do it a few years ago but it didn’t work out.
“They have always had long hair and they thought it would be good to donate it to people with cancer.
“They both wanted ill children to have pretty hair as it would make them feel much better.
“I’m proud of both of them helping others.”
The girls’ hair was put into plaits before being cut by older sister and hairdresser Chloe who sent the hair off to the charity.
Charity Elizabeth joined sister Rosie in donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust
Rapunzel Rosie’s hair was almost down to her bottom before it was cut