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Brave Bromsgrove girl Madelaine has her locks chopped for charity

Updated: 11:42 am, Jul 25, 2015

A BRAVE Bromsgrove girl has had her long locks cut off to make wigs for children who lose their hair through cancer treatments.

Madelaine Wentworth-Pollock, eight, had several inches taken off for the Little Princess Trust.

As well as the hair donation, which will make a wig, she has also raised £781.25 for the charity.

Every wig bought, rather than made, by the Little Princess Trust, costs £350, so the money Madelaine has raised will pay for another two wigs.

Madelaine’s dad Steve said: “Madelaine complained quite a bit about all the brushing and effort having such a lot of hair caused and when she was told about the way some children lose their hair through illness, she thought that maybe she could help them out whilst making her hair a little less high maintenance.”

Madelaine said: “I am really happy that I am helping children who have cancer.”

Steve said his dad lost his brother to leukaemia as a boy and his name had been passed through the family, which made the fund-raiser more poignant.

“Me and her mum Hannah are both so proud – our little girl has been growing her beautiful hair for years so we know that this has been a big step for her.

“She has done something so kind, thinking of the feelings of others and is very excited about another little girl being able to have some of her beautiful hair.

“I hope she inspires others to do the same.”

Visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk for more on the charity, raising funds for it and donating hair.

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