Rugby best friends, 12, sacrifice long locks to boost young cancer patients - The Rugby Observer

Rugby best friends, 12, sacrifice long locks to boost young cancer patients

Andy Morris 20th Dec, 2017   0

TWO lifelong friends aged 12 have sacrificed their long locks to give a positive boost to young girls receiving cancer treatment.

Ellie Cotton and Amelia Gaynon have each donated seven inches of hair and raised over £300 for the Little Princess Trust after they decided they wanted to do something for a good cause.

The Ashlawn Year 8 pupils decided to donate hair and raise money for the trust, 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.

The two best buddies, who have been friends since the age of three, did some research and found out one wig costs between £350-500 and takes seven hair donations to make.

They knew people who lose their hair must be going through a hard time and wanted to do their bit to help them.

So they faced the chop at Mack Hair & Beauty – raising over £300 in sponsorship money in the process.

Before the chop – the best friends prepare to say goodbye to their long locks. (s)

Ellie’s mum Sue Churchill said: “I think they were a bit nervous but pleased with the outcome.

“As parents we are very proud of Ellie and Amelia’s efforts to support this amazing charity.

“We are aware of how important fashion and style is to the younger generation and how many years it has taken for the girls to grow their hair for The Little Princess Charity.

“By choosing to donate their hair and raise money, Ellie and Amelia hope it can give young girls receiving cancer treatment a positive boost for their image, happiness and well-being.”

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