City ‘princess’ donates hair to wig charity

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A little girl with a big heart is sporting a shorter ‘do’ after sacrificing her crowning glory to help other youngsters.

Nine-year-old Sophia Butcher has had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust, who provide real-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness.

Sophie after her hair cut

Sophie after her hair cut

Sophia’s mum, Carla Bosson, was surprised but delighted by the Longmeadow School pupil’s idea.

Carla said: “She saw a news article about a little girl who had lost her hair to cancer.

“She asked why the girl didn’t have any hair and I explained it was because she had been poorly.

“Sophia then told me she was going to give her hair to a little girl who had lost her hair to cancer.

“At first, although it was a lovely thing to do, I thought that it was a spur of the moment thing and that she would forget about it. She is a truly amazing little girl.”

The youngster had her hair cut at the graduate salon at Milton Keynes College.

Sophia has raised £1,050 in sponsorship so far – add to the total at www.justgiving.com/Sophia-Butcher