A young girl from the Moorlands has had her long locks cut off – all in aid of charity. Harper Booth, aged eight of Cheadle, has donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust, and, in doing so, has also raised more than £200 for the same charity.
A young girl from the Moorlands has had her long locks cut off – all in aid of charity.
Harper Booth, aged eight of Cheadle, has donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust, and, in doing so, has also raised more than £200 for the same charity.
Harper’s mum Louise Booth said: “Harper has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust because she wants to help little girls who have lost their hair.”
Louise further explained why her daughter decided to do something for charity: “What still feels like yesterday but was a few years ago now, Harper’s Godmother (Auntie Alex) was diagnosed with cancer, Harper was only little and truly did not understand what this big word meant.
“We answered questions only as she asked them, the conversation turned to treatment and that Auntie Alex would lose her hair, but that’s fine as it will grow back and whilst we waited Alex could wear a wig or multiple wigs, choosing what her hair could be everyday.
“Intrigued, Harper’s immediate response was, well I have a lot of hair, could mine be used to help make wigs. Most definitely.
“She’s been growing ever since and the time came recently for her to have her hair cut and donate it.”
Louise explained that as well as donating her hair, Harper, who attends Cheadle Primary School, also decided to raise cash for the Little Princess Trust.
Louise said: “The reason for the Just Giving page is because it’s ok to donate the hair, however the charity also requires funds to continue to make the wigs.
“When a child loses their hair to cancer or another condition, the charity is there with a free, real hair wig to help restore their confidence and identity.”
The Little Princess Trust relies solely on the efforts of fundraisers. For further information about the charity go online to:www.littleprincesses.org.uk.
Louise said: “Harper’s hair has now been sent to the Little Princess Trust as will all the donations Harper has received.
“Thank you to Lucy and Bonnie at Cut Above, Lucy you’ve done an amazing job.
“Thank you to everyone who’s donated so far, £231 raised in total.”
Louise added: “The best news ever is that Auntie Alex is fully recovered and that is the best news of this story.”
Anyone still wishing to donate to Haper’s cause can do so by going online to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louise-booth10.
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