Sis­ters sheer their golden locks to help can­cer char­ity

Girls in­spired af­ter read­ing the Re­former

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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

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