A mum from Northampton has donated a length of hair to help make a wig for a child having cancer treatment.
Rebecca Jameson, aged 27, said she was inspired to help the Little Princess Trust, which gives wigs to boys and girls who have lost their hair because of cancer treatment, when she decided to get her long locks styled.
She said: “Having two small boys of my own, I could never imagine the heartache this devastating disease brings to so many children and their families.
“But if my hair and the donations can go anyway to ease their struggle, if only a tiny amount, then in my eyes it is well worth it.”
Hair donations to the charity are made into wigs free of charge, but to keep up with demands they also have to purchase wigs in at a cost of £350 per wig.
Donations have to be 42cm long and each wig needs five donors to complete it.
Having two small boys of my own, I could never imagine the heartache this devastating disease brings to so many children and their familiesRebecca Jameson
Rebecca says she will now re-grow her hair to the required length in order to donate again next year.
She said: ”I think this charity probably isn’t popular because people don’t know about it.
“I only found out through researching that, when the singer Jessie J had her hair cut short, it was also for the Little Princess Trust.
“I think if more hairdressers were able to tell their customers about the charity that would be great.”
To donate to the total which stands at £600 - including a £100 donation from Rocco & Co in Towcester who cut Rebecca’s hair - visit: www.justgiving.com/beckyshairdonation/