8th Dec, 2016

Brave girls chops locks for charity

Solihull Editorial 12th Feb, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A BRAVE little girl whose hair reached the bottom of her back has chopped off her locks for charity.

Niamh O’Neill has raised almost three times her initial target, collecting a whooping £1,050 for the Little Princess Trust, which turns the hair into a wig for a brave youngster battling cancer.

The ten-year-old first decided she wanted to donate her hair and raise money for the cause when she saw a video of another little girl doing the same.

Niamh, who attends Yorkswood Primary School, said: “It feels a bit strange when I touch my new haircut – my friends think it’s nice and they like it.”

Niamh’s mum Keiley added: “We were sat one night watching X-Factor and she just said I want to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust mummy – and it started from there.”

Niamh’s hair was about 15 inches long before the cut.

“It suited her straight away – I am very proud,” Keiley said.

As well as donating her hair Niamh wanted to raise at least £350 to send with it as that is how much it costs to make one wig.

She has blown that target out of the water – sending over £1,000 to the charity –

She added her daughter wanted to raise £350 which was enough to make one wig.

“I was astounded at how much she was able to collect,” Keiley added.

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/tcks39s4 to donates to Niamh’s cause.