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Newbury girl's hair chop raises over £500 for children's charity

Fir Tree Primary School pupil has 12 inches lopped off

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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A NEWBURY girl has raised more than £500 for a children’s charity after having a foot of hair chopped off on Saturday.

Abigail Shears, aged 10, a pupil at Fir Tree Primary School, had her long locks snipped at iStyle, off Hambridge Road.

Abigail is now sporting a bob style which she loved, said her mother Shereen Kaniel, who thanked the hairdresser, senior stylist Julie Lloyd.

“People say it really suits her and it’s easy to look after,” said Miss Kaniel.

“She had been growing her hair for two years, but said she couldn’t cope with it anymore.”

The hair and money raised will be donated to registered charity 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.

To make a donation to Abigail Shears’ fundraiser, for which the £528 total is still rising, visit Justgiving online and search for her name.

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