An eight-year-old girl chopped off almost all of her hair to help children who have lost their hair loss because of cancer treatment.
Eastbourne’s Ruth Bevis cut her waist-length hair so she could donate it to the Little Princess Trust, which provides free real-hair wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.
Ruth was inspired by something she saw on television and her generous donation will provide one wig for a suffering child.
Initially Ruth’s hair was not quite long enough, but such was her desire to assist the charity, she grew her hair for six months and lopped it off on Sunday August 31.
Toni and Guy in Eastbourne provided the cut free of charge.
Ruth’s efforts have not stopped there either, as she continues to raise money for the charity through her own just giving page.
To date, Ruth has raised almost £500, which will cover the cost of another wig for a child in need.
“We are so proud of how amazing and strong-minded she is,” said proud parents Liz and Carl.
“She has done a wonderful and selfless thing and the support people have given her has been heart-warming.”
The Little Princess Trust has been donating wigs since 1976.
They work with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers to offer wigs which are tailored to the individual child’s needs, to give the most realistic look and feel.
Many children cope remarkably well with hair loss but for others it can be very upsetting.
The cost of a wig is £350.
If you are interested in aiding the cause you can visit Ruth’s page at https://www.justgiving.com/Ruth-Bevis.