Kind Holly is top of the chops

The Wokingham Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By JAMES HAST­INGS

HOLLY COLVILLE is a cut above the rest when it comes to help­ing oth­ers.

The young­ster had 12 inches of her hair chopped off to do­nate to the Lit­tle Princess Trust.

The char­ity pro­vides real hair wigs to chil­dren and young peo­ple who have lost their own hair due to can­cer treat­ment and other ill­nesses.

Holly, 10, only ever had her long locks ti­died up, rather than trimmed but de­cided to take the plunge after her mum’s friend be­came ill.

“She lost all her hair be­cause of can­cer and it made me sad,” ex­plained Holly.

“I know a lot of young peo­ple my age be­come ill and lose their hair so I wanted to do some­thing to help.”

Holly, who at­tends the Coombes School in Ar­bor­field, went to Zap­pas in Peach Street, Wok­ing­ham with Mum, An­nette.

“At first I was very ex­cited then halfway through I had a bit of a cry,” added Holly.

“I thought I looked so dif­fer­ent but I car­ried on be­cause I knew my hair would help some­one else.

“I like my new look. I might grow my hair again but I’ll wait and see.”

Mum An­nette said she sup­ported her daugh­ter’s hair rais­ing idea.

“Holly did have a bit of a wob­ble halfway through but the stylists were great. They showed her pic­tures of how her short hair would look.

“This was some­thing she wanted to do. I am so proud of her.

“I think she looks lovely and she has re­ceived lots of com­pli­ments from friends and fam­ily. I think her teach­ers might get a sur­prise when she returns to school.”

Be­fore and after … Holly Colville bravely do­na­tion 12 inches of her long hair to the Lit­tle Princess Trust to help girls facing can­cer treat­ments have wigs made from real hair

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