A teenager had more than 12 inches of her hair cut off for charity on Friday (November 28).
Abi Turner, 15, has raised more than £400 for the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs out of donated human hair for youngsters who have lost it due to cancer treatment.
She said: “Last year my grandfather got pancreatic cancer and died. During his illness, I realised exactly how awful cancer is and for children, who should have so much of their lives ahead of them, having a cancer diagnosis is the worst thing possible.
“Through cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, people lose their hair. I have always believed that others need what you have, and take for granted, more than you do. This is why I decided to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust. People at the trust will make a wig out of it for a child undergoing cancer treatment to give them that little bit of hope that they need to help them through it. On average, it costs £350 to make a wig out of donated human hair.”
Abi’s proud mum, Sian, said: “Abi had amazing, long, thick, ginger hair and decided to have it cut short for charity. She has so far raised more than £440 for the Little Princess Trust, and had her hair cut at Sweeney Todd’s in Battle Road, St Leonards, where staff both did the haircut for free and donated money on top of that.”
Anyone wanting to donate can visit Abi’s JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Abi-Turner72.