24th Oct, 2020

Kind-hearted teen donates long locks to good cause

A KIND-hearted 14-year-old from Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has sacrificed her long hair for a good cause.

Year 10 student Megan Gyles had her locks lopped off and donated them to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

Dancer Megan has always wanted to donate her hair, but has never had a long enough break in between dance competitions and shows – but with all performances currently postponed, Megan took the opportunity to donate her hair and raise money for the charity.

Initially Megan set her fundraising target at £550, the average amount needed to make a real hair wig, but soon exceeded the amount and has so far raised £735.

The Little Princess Trust uses hair donations and fundraising money to manufacture and fit real hair wigs. The charity has supplied over 8,000 wigs since it was founded in 2006.

Avon Valley head teacher Alison Davies said: “It is lovely to hear that Megan has not only donated her hair but has also raised more than enough money to produce a wig which will be gratefully received by someone in need.

“During lockdown it was wonderful to see lots of people across the country using their initiative to do things that would help and support others. It has been wonderful to hear about the positive things our students have done since we closed to most students back in March.”

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anneke-gyles to donate.

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