Brave girl donates hair to charity which makes wigs for children
PUBLISHED: 10:15 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 15 May 2018
A brave 12-year-old has donated her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair.
Maisy Mayhew and her mother Anna were cheered by a crowd of supporters as they both had their hair cut in aid of the Little Princess Trust.
Their hair, which was tied in ponytails during the cut, will now be made into real hair wigs for children who have lost theirs due to illness.
The haircut was one of the highlights of a spring fair, held in aid of Puddleducks Playgroup in Mulbarton on Sunday, May 13.
Anna, who works at the playgroup, decided to join her daughter to show her support for the cause.
She said: “Maisy had 14 inches cut off and I had nine.
“We have also raised £577 in sponsorship and donations with money still coming in, so not only have we donated our hair, we have also raised enough to cover the cost of making a wig.
“It’s a very worthwhile charity.”
Hairdresser Sarah Green gave Maisy and Anna the chop, surrounded by friends, supporters and fair-goers, who cheered as the hair came off.
The event is an annual fundraiser for Puddleducks and attractions at the fair included a bouncy castle, lots of games, soft play, a barbecue, cakes, ice cream, business stalls and four tombolas.
Money from the event will be used to buy new toys and equipment for the playgroup children, as well as fund treats and outings.
This is the last event fundraising officer Joanne Doughty will organise for Puddleducks, as she steps down in October.
She said: “I am proud to have helped raise money for the playgroup which gave my two children such a great start in life.”
A number of nearby businesses supported the event, with stalls selling their products.
The event took from 11am to 2pm in Mulbarton village hall’s Jubilee Room.
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