Leasowe girl, six, to donate her hair to wig charity
A LITTLE girl plans to get her long hair cut off to help make wigs for sick children.
Six-year-old Amelia Brayley came up with the idea after the daughter of one of her mum’s friends died of cancer.
The youngster, whose locks have grown past her waist, will have 12in of hair cut off and donate it all to the Little Princess Trust, which makes hairpieces for children who have lost their own through cancer treatment.
Her mum Michelle Jones, of Leasowe, said: “Amelia saw pictures of my friend’s little girl, who died at the start of December.
“She asked who she was and why she didn’t have any hair, so I explained to her what had happened.
“She said she wanted to get her hair cut and asked what happens to hair usually when it gets cut off. I told her it goes in the bin and she said it was a waste and asked why she could give it to the other little girl.
“I told her she had gone to live with the angels already – so she decided to donate it to other children who have lost their hair.”
Castleway primary school pupil Amelia will go to the hairdresser on January 10.
Mum Michelle added: “We are really proud of her for what she is doing.
‘‘She is very mature for her age and there are not many children who have just turned six who would think to do something like this.”