Sulhamstead youngster takes the chop for charity
Gemma Davies, a pupil at Cranford House, Oxfordshire, had the snip at Hampstead Norreys salon Mark Kemp, and will be donating the locks to the Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss.
She said that she decided to have the haircut after watching a programme on TV.
“They were saying there’s not enough real hair for wigs for children,” she said. “I decided it would be a nice thing to do. I’m glad that I have done it.”
Her mother, Kate Saunders, said that Gemma and her sister, Hannah, had been considering it for a while, but that on a routine visit to their hair stylist Mark Kemp, Hampstead Norreys, Gemma had announced that she wanted it done there and then.
With the minimum length that can be donated to the charity being 7inches, Hannah still needs to grow her hair for a while longer, but is wanting to make a donation next year.