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‘Rapunzel’ is set to chop off her long locks for children’s charity

‘Rapunzel’ is set to chop off her long locks for children’s charity

by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old girl nicknamed after a long-haired princess is set to crop her flowing locks to raise funds for a children’s hair loss charity - and donate her hair too.

Amelie Johnston, a pupil at St. Thomas’ school in Lydiate, is set to chop no less than 16 inches off her waist-length locks to donate to the Little Princess Trust, which turns donated hair into wigs for children with hair loss from cancer.

She will brave the chop on Wednesday, July 22 and has already raised donations of £625 on online donations page Just Giving.

Her mum, Michelle, said: “Amelie loves Rapunzel and has been growing her hair so that she can be just like her heroine.

“However, when she heard about children losing their hair to cancer, she made the decision to help and has been waiting patiently throughout lockdown for her appointment with the hairdresser.

“Amelie’s gesture does not surprise me at all, I am so proud of her. She always puts others before herself and is keen to help when and where she can. When a child loses their hair to cancer, the Little Princess Trust provide a free, real hair wig to help.”

To donate to her appeal, go to https://www.is.gd/nBvSpu

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