A young girl from Bourne has had her long locks cut off to help raise money for children that have lost their hair to cancer.
Louise Curran, aged 11, from Bourne, had both of her plaits cut off at the weekend to help raise money for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real-hair wigs to girls and boys who have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Louise, who is a Year 6 pupil at Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy said: “I saw the Little Princess Trust on TV when I was about seven-years-old and I thought it would be a lovely thing to do for the children that loose their hair.
“As a girl, I know how nice it is to be able to have real hair.”
After four years of growing her hair long, Louise went to The Barber Shop in South Street, Bourne on Saturday to have her long, blonde locks cut off.
Hairdresser, Hayley had the job of cutting Louise’s hair, in front of a crowd of supporters including Louise’s mum and dad, her nan and two of her school friends.
Louise, who now has her hair styled into a short bob said: “I love my new hair!
“I was worried and slightly nervous when I was having it cut off, but it felt fine once it was all done.
“It felt lovely to know that I was doing something special for children that have lost their hair.”
Louise will be donating her hair to help make a wig for a child who has lost their own hair due to illness.
As well as having her locks chopped, Louise has already raised nearly £400 for the charity through donations she has received on her JustGiving page.
She said:“I’m really pleased, I think the money raised will help the children that have lost their hair to illness, and it will mean that they can have real hair instead of having to wear a plastic wig.”
Louise’s mum, Katie said: “I’m incredibly proud of her, it’s a big thing for an 11- year-old girl to give up her long hair.”
If you would like to help Louise raise even more money for the Little Princess Charity you can make a donation on her JustGiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/Katie-curran/.
For more information about the charity visit: http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/