Hair to­day

Char­lotte gets the chop for char­ity:

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‘She was ab­so­lutely determined’

A GEN­ER­OUS young­ster had her long blonde hair lopped off for char­ity af­ter be­ing in­spired by her favourite actress.

Char­lotte Fa­gan, 13, from Tim­per­ley, de­cided to have the chop in aid of The GHQ Prince’s Trust, a char­ity that pro­vides wigs for chil­dren who have lost their hair through ill­ness or can­cer treat­ment.

As well as get­ting spon­sor­ship to raise cash for the char­ity, The Loreto Gram­mar School pupil has also do­nated her hair.

Her mum Ann-Marie Fa­gan said Char­lotte was in­spired by Jen­nifer Lawrence, her favourite actress, and singer Jessie J who have both un­der­gone ex­treme hair­cuts.

Ann-Marie said: “She heard about the GHQ Prince’s Trust and just be­came in­spired by the idea of it - she couldn’t be talked out of it.

“I did make her wait a cou­ple of months to make sure she was sure, as I was con­cerned she would re­gret it, but she was ab­so­lutely determined.”

Char­lotte had her hair cut at Tony & Guy in Al­trin­cham, where manager Mark Knott did the cut for free him­self af­ter hear­ing about her char­ity bid.

“It was re­ally good of him and he did such a great job,” Ann-Marie said. “Char­lotte was ner­vous be­fore­hand but she is pleased with it and ev­ery­one has been say­ing how much it suits her.

“She wanted to raise £350 as that’s how much is costs to pro­vide a child with a wig, but so far she has got around £700 which is bril­liant.”

And Char­lotte has not stopped there – she is con­tin­u­ing to raise cash, and has even been play­ing her gui­tar and singing with the Loose Change char­ity buskers in Al­trin­cham.

To find out more or make a do­na­tion visit just­giv­­tie-Fa­gan.

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