Nine-year-old Amelie Roberts has had her hair cut off to help make a wig for a child who has lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
The youngster, who attends St Philip’s Primary School, Uckfield, is now raising funds towards the cost of making the wig. Between £350 and £500 is needed.
Amelie was inspired by one of her lessons to do a good deed for someone in need and had been talking for some time about donating her hair as several of her friends have done the same thing over the last year.
Mum Carine Roberts said: “She has changed her mind many times and opted for just a trim, but on Saturday her mind was made up and she kept to her promise of doing a good deed.”
Amelie watched lots of YouTube videos to see how it was done and got herself organised by washing her hair with shampoo, no conditioner, and drying it thoroughly before her hair appointment.
She also prepared a sealable sandwich bag and two elastic bands for the hairdresser to put the plait in.
Alice Robson, from Eden Hairdressing in Brighton, chopped off the plait – which measures more than 12 inches – and styled Amelie’s hair afterwards.
The plait will now be sent to the Little Princess Trust.
Amelie was worried she might cry after having her hair dhopped off but her mum said she smiled throughout the cut and asked if she could also raise money alongside the donation. She said: “It’s not something you do every day, Mum.”
A JustGiving page has now been set up and Amelie has passed her initial target. If you would like to donate the page can be found here.
Carine said: “We are overwhelmed at the lovely, kind words from family, friends and strangers alike, not to mention how much money we have managed to raise so far.”
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