Two local schoolgirls have bravely donated their hair to a charity that supplies real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that who have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Jenna May Leslie, 12, a Fort Hill College pupil and Jindara Scott from Aghalee, a Lurgan Junior High School pupil, both heard about the work that the Little Princess Trust does and decided to get their locks cut for such a worthy cause.
Each wig costs £350 to make, so Jenna decided to do some fundraising. She held a bun and cake sale in school as well as a fireside quiz and ‘guess how many sweets in a jar’ competition before having an impressive 13 inches cut off her hair by her auntie Sharyn Hillicks.
To date she has raised £550 for Little Princess Trust.
Meanwhile Jindara and her mother Vivien donated over 30 inches of their long flowing locks when Flavio, a stylist from Noel Burns salon in Lurgan, cut their hair. This took place in the school’s TV studio and it was streamed to each class so everyone could watch.
The school also had a non uniform day as a fundraiser for the charity.
Vivien said: “Jindara is a very special little girl and is always wanting to help others.
“Her empathy for those less fortunate is amazing. She said that we can choose how we look abut kids with cancer cannot choose and if we can help them feel a little better about themselves and how they look then it is definitely worth while. She is totally cool about having no hair and says she’s lucky as hers will grow back.”