Grantham teenager with ‘a very big heart’ donates hair to Little Princess Trust

Stylist rebecca Hoyes with Shannon Beasor - and her chopped off locks.

Stylist rebecca Hoyes with Shannon Beasor - and her chopped off locks.

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A teenager has chopped a whopping 16 inches off her hair to donate to a charity that provides wigs for children with cancer.

Shannon Beasor, 15, went with her mum, Geraldine, to The Hair Cabin in Dudley Road – only the second time she has had her hair cut.

As well as donating her locks, she has been raising money in sponsorship and hopes to reach a £1,000 target.

Shannon, of Kenilworth Road, Grantham, said: “My friend had to have a few wigs when she was younger and they came from the Little Princess Trust.

“We lost my grandma to cancer recently and it made me think that I wanted to do something because it’s not fair that people have to go through that and lose their hair as well.”

She added: “My hair is very nice – I’ve had lots of compliments.

“Most of my friends are really shocked that I’ve had it cut but really proud of me.”

Geraldine said: “We’re extremely proud of her.

“She’s got a very big heart and she’s always been that way inclined, always thinking of others.”

Wigs cost the Little Princess Trust between £350 and £500 to provide for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment – so Shannon’s sponsorship total so far means she has raised enough to pay for one wig and is well on the way to provide another.

If you want to help Shannon reach her £1,000 target, visit mydonate.bt.com/
fundraisers/shannon24lpt