A TEENAGER has had ten inches of her precious hair cut off to help a children’s cancer charity.
Geneviere Lawrence decided she wanted to do something for the Little Princess Trust as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award (DofE) and, because it looks after youngsters who have lost their hair she thought the most appropriate way to help out was by cutting some of hers off and handing it over.
The 14-year-old told the Herald, “I’m not really sure how I thought of it.
“At the time I was thinking about the projects I would do for the DofE award in future, and what charity projects I could involve myself in.
“Most were volunteering or fundraising, and even though those are both great ideas, I wanted to do something different.
“In fact, there have been people before who have talked to me about contributing in other ways like donating hair instead of money, to the charities that collect it.
“I didn’t really know much about causes like this before, but after some research, we found the Little Princess Trust’s website, which told us all about what they did and how we could help the children that have lost their hair.
“Hair seems like such a small thing to give, but for those without it, it means a lot because losing it can lower your self esteem.
“Trusts like this help to return their confidence. Besides, for most of us, it’ll grow back quickly – for them it won’t.
“I hope to think that I’ve helped to make another child somewhere happy.”
The Moira House pupil went under the scissors at Dynamic Hair Studio and is now getting used to her new haircut.
For more information on the Little Princess Trust visit, www.princes-trust.org.uk.
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