Abigail’s elbow-length hair chopped for wig-making charity
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A Suffolk schoolgirl has parted company with her longs locks in the name of charity.
Saxmundham teenager Abigail Howes decided to have 11 inches of her mane chopped off to donate to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
The 13-year-old Saxmundham Free School pupil has also received about £370 in sponsorship for the daring deed.
Abigail’s mum, Tanya, said: “Her hair used to fall half way down her arms and she was a bit worried about having so much chopped off. She’s been growing her hair long since she was a little girl so it was quite a big thing for her – but she’s received lots of compliments at school, so that has helped.
“We had seen a little girl on Facebook having her hair chopped for charity and I said how much I’d like to do the same but that mine was not long enough – then Abigail said she would do it.
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“We had a look online and found a charity that donates hair to children who have suffered hair loss as a result of illness. She has lovely long hair so hopefully they’ll get lots out of it.
“Abigail’s nana also has alopecia so we know what it’s like to have a family member who lives with hair loss.”
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Framlingham hairdresser Chelsea Lydford volunteered to cut Abigail’s hair free of charge.