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Brierley Hill schoolgirl will donate her long locks to charity
9:23am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
A BRAVE Brierley Hill schoolgirl has decided to chop off her long locks in aid of a charity that makes wigs from real hair for children battling cancer.
Zoe Roberts, aged eight from Stourbridge, will prove she is a cut above on October 28, when she takes the plunge to lose her long hair in aid of the Little Princess Trust.
The trust relies on the efforts of fundraisers like Zoe, who is a pupil at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.
Her mother, Donna Roberts, said: “She was watching This Morning and saw a little girl who had gone on to have her hair cut for cancer patients who haven’t got any hair. She told me that was what she wanted to do and has been growing her hair for 12 months.”
Zoe is not just donating her hair to charity, she will also give the money she has generated through sponsorship to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Trust, as a girl at her school, Hollie Flatman, has the condition.
She said: “There is a girl at my school who has SMA and has to use a wheelchair to move around. My mommy told me about some of the other children she has met at a charity ball, that also have SMA. I decided I wanted to help them too, so thought I would ask people to sponsor me for having my haircut.”
Aiden Maguire, of the Aidan Maguire Hair Salon on Worcester Road, Stourbridge has offered to cut Zoe’s hair for free but Mrs Roberts has pledged to donate the cost of the haircut to the cause.
She added: “I don’t think Zoe quite realises what a big thing this is, she’s taking it all in her stride. She wanted to shave it all off but we’re going for a short bob because they only donate the ponytail anyway.
“She just wants to do something for Hollie and the children who haven’t got any hair because of cancer.”
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