Local girl gets her hair all chopped off in memory of Rebecca

Zoe is donating her hair to a very special cause.
Zoe is donating her hair to a very special cause.

A young Lisburn girl has donated her hair to charity in memory of her mum’s late cousin and has raised over £500 in the process.

Fifteen-year-old Zoe Jefferson got all of her lovely long hair chopped off and donated it to the Little Princess Trust.

Before: Zoe ready to get her hair all chopped off.

Before: Zoe ready to get her hair all chopped off.

Zoe did this brave act in memory of her mum’s cousin Rebecca Haughey who passed away in September following a battle with Leukaemia.

Read: Heartbreaking funeral for young Rebecca Haughey

The Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair as a result of cancer treatment.

Zoe’s mum Louise was Rebecca’s cousin and told the Star that the fund raising is going well.

After: Zoe with her new look.

After: Zoe with her new look.

Louise said: “Zoe’s enjoying her shorter hair and many people have commented that she suits the shorter hair.

“She’s doing really well with the fund raising and between online and offline donations, she has over £530.

“The bun sale at Zoe’s school is being held on Thursday of this week to help raise more funds for the charity.”

The family were left heartbroken when courageous Rebecca passed away in September following a battle with cancer.

Rebecca, from Lurgan, was a sixth form pupil at St Catherine’s College, Armagh, and a former member of Moyraverty Arts and Drama Society (MAD).

“We have seen at first hand how important this charity is - this hair will be going to other children and it will benefit them.

“The difference it made to Rebecca was important, especially with her confidence. It is a nice way to remember her and help other people in similar situations.”

To make a donation visit Zoe’s Just Giving page.