A 15-year-old girl from Grantham, who has been growing her long blonde locks for the past four years, had a full 19 and a half inches cut off last weekend in a selfless act to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
Megan Noutch, who lives in Manthorpe, made the brave decision to have a drastic hair cut after hearing about The Little Princess Trust, a national charity which provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss.
Megan said: “I have wanted to get my hair cut for a while and then I found out about The Little Princess Trust and decided to donate my hair so they could make a nice wig.
“I was really scared when I sat in the hairdresser’s chair ready to have it all cut off, but I knew it was for a good cause .”
Hairdresser, Aimee Brooks from Grantham’s Head Office, had the big responsibility of cutting Megan’s hair on Saturday, but she had no idea just how long Megan’s hair was until she turned up on the day for the big cut.
Thankfully Megan was delighted with her new hair style. “I love it!” she said.
Her mum Dawn was extremely proud of her daughter’s brave decision. She said: “It’s such a selfless act. Not many teenage girls would have their hair cut off for charity.
“We are so incredibly proud of her.”
Megan, who has recently finished Year 10 at Priory Ruskin Academy, has spent the past few days showing off her new haircut to all her friends and family - whilst collecting more donations along the way.
She has so far raised more than £200 for The Little Princess Trust and hopes to eventually reach her target of £350 - which is the total price to make one wig.
To make a donation to Megan’s target please visit her JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Dawn-Noutch/
To find out more about The Little Princess Trust and the valuable work they do visit the website at http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk