Girl 11, donates hair to young cancer victims because she wants them to know they are ‘still loved and just as beautiful’

14:29 05 June 2014

Chulmleigh girl Stacey Wood with her donated hair.

Chulmleigh girl Stacey Wood with her donated hair.

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Chulmleigh schoolgirl makes big gesture for children’s cancer charity.

AN 11-year-old Chulmleigh girl has donated 12 inches of her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Stacey Wood said she gave her hair to the Little Princess Trust because she wanted children with cancer to know ‘they are still loved and just as beautiful’.

The Chulmleigh Community College student has also raised £95 for the charity but has set her sights on reaching her £100 target.

She told the Gazette: “I had my 12 inches of hair cut off because I feel I have a good life and some children are out there fighting cancer and I want them to know they are still loved and just as beautiful. “The children with cancer must find it hard with people looking at them funny and I just want them to know that they are still the same person to us.”

Mum Jennie has helped her to set up a Just Giving webpage to enable people to make secure online donations.

She said: Stacey was having her hair cut off and didn’t want it to go to waste, ending up in the bin like most hair does.

“She wanted to do something good with it, and donating it to the Little Princess Trust was the best thing.

“Fighting cancer as a child must be hard enough without having to face the world with no hair.

“If anyone out there is having their long hair cut short we hope this story will inspire them to donate it rather than it ending up in the hairdressers bin.”

To support Stacey and donate to the Little Princess Trust click here.

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