Mum-of-one chops off hair for sick young children

08:30 03 August 2012

Liz Clay will be cutting off her hair to be made into a wig for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Liz Clay will be cutting off her hair to be made into a wig for children undergoing cancer treatment.

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A Barnstaple woman will be cutting off more than seven inches of her hair to help young girls battling hair loss.

"I look at my four-year-old daughter Macie with her beautiful blonde curls and think there’s some little girl out there who has lost hers."

Liz Clay

A BARNSTAPLE woman is bravely chopping off her long locks to help young children undergoing cancer treatment.

Liz Clay, 23, will be facing the scissors in September and donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children suffering hair loss.

The mum-of-one is also hoping to raise £350 in sponsorship, which is how much it costs the charity to have a wig made.

She said: “Everybody knows me for my long hair; it’s going to be really scary not having it anymore.

“But I look my four-year-old daughter Macie with her beautiful blonde curls and think there’s some little girl out there who has lost hers.

“I felt quite vain – I can always grow my hair back or get extensions but these poor children can’t and I wanted to help do something.”

She came across the charity by accident while searching on the internet for a recipe for princess cakes.

“When I typed it into the search engine, the Little Princess Trust came up as a suggestion and I clicked it out of curiosity.

“I found out there are wigs available on the NHS but they are designed for adults not children, whereas the charity makes custom-fit wigs for these little girls.

“It’s such an amazing cause; they will be able to have a wig made for free with my hair but by raising another £350, it means I can help two young children.”

Liz will be having more than seven inches of her hair cut off at Unique Hairdressers in Barnstaple, on September 1.

For more information on the Little Princess Trust or to sponsor Liz click the links in the top right of the page.

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