Hair donation and fundraising by Grantham 11-year-old

Poppy Willesden before and after her charity haircut.
Poppy Willesden before and after her charity haircut.
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An 11-year-old has had 16 inches cut off her long locks to donate to a charity which makes wigs for young cancer patients, as well as to raise money for the cause.

Poppy Willesden was inspired by a story documented on Facebook about a young girl called Claudia, who is battling cancer after being diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was just five years old.

After speaking to Claudia’s mum and learning about the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children free of charge, Poppy decided to donate her own hair and raise funds in the process.

The hair cutting took place on Sunday at Poppy’s home on Hodder Close, Grantham, and she has already raised more than £430.

Her mum Alison said: “I am very proud of my daughter, and she has had lots of support including from her school Huntingtower.”

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