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Lowestoft girl donates hair to children affected by illness

PUBLISHED: 11:16 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:16 07 December 2017

Charlotte has 12 inches of hair cut off, which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders

Charlotte has 12 inches of hair cut off, which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders

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For lots of children around the UK and Ireland, hair loss as a result of cancer treatment and other illnesses can be devastating.

Charlotte's hair before it was cut for the Little Princess Trust donation. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark SaundersCharlotte's hair before it was cut for the Little Princess Trust donation. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders

So when 10-year-old Charlotte Saunders from Lowestoft heard about The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides free real hair wigs to girls and boys affected by illness, she decided to donate some of her extremely long hair.

Her family also set up a fundraising page for people to sponsor the effort and raised £732.50.

Charlotte's hair after the chop. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark SaundersCharlotte's hair after the chop. Picture: Courtesy of Bev and Mark Saunders

On November 22, Charlotte had 12 inches of hair cut off, which will be sent to the charity to be made into a wig, along with the money that has been raised.

Parents Bev and Mark Saunders said: “Charlotte loves her new look; we are very proud of her for doing this and for being so kind & thoughtful.”

“We’d like to thank everyone for their support.”

To find out more about the work of the Little Princess Trust, visit their website.

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