11-year-old girl donates her own hair to make a wig for a child with cancer

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A Northamptonshire schoolgirl is donating several feet of her own hair to make a wig for child with alopecia or cancer.

Holly Marchant, from Loddington, is having her hair cut next month for the Little Princess Trust.

Young donors will see their locks consolidated with others and made into a wig for children who have lost their own hair because of cancer and other illnesses.

Holly’s mum, Kelly-Marie, said: “I’m really gutted that she’s losing her lovely hair but its what she wanted to do.

“She was determined to get it cut did her own research about the best causes for it to be used.

“I’m very proud of her.”

For every wig completed, the hair of about seven donors is needed.

Each wig costs the Little Princess trust about £350 to make, but the cost is covered by cash donations.

Learning of her generosity, Holly’s former school has just held a mufti day and will give all proceeds to the charity too.