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Brave girl donates hair to charity which makes wigs for children

PUBLISHED: 10:15 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 15 May 2018

Maisy, Anna and hairdresser Sarah with their hair at the Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland

Maisy, Anna and hairdresser Sarah with their hair at the Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland

Sarah Headland

A brave 12-year-old has donated her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair.

Getting ready for the cut at Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland Getting ready for the cut at Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland

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.

Maisy and Anna Mayhew after their hair cuts at Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland Maisy and Anna Mayhew after their hair cuts at Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland

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.

Measuring hair at the Puddleducks Spring Fair before it's cut off and donated. Photo: Sarah Headland Measuring hair at the Puddleducks Spring Fair before it's cut off and donated. Photo: Sarah Headland

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.”

Maisy and Anna Mayhew (front) surrounded by Puddleducks staff and hairdresser Sarah Green (second left) at the Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland Maisy and Anna Mayhew (front) surrounded by Puddleducks staff and hairdresser Sarah Green (second left) at the Puddleducks Spring Fair. Photo: Sarah Headland

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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