Girls’ charity chop for children’s wigs

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Two 15-year-old girls bravely had their long tresses lopped off for a charity which makes wigs for children who lose their hair through illness.

Netball team mates Mimi Brewster and Lily-Maie Wilson each donated more than six inches of their hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs for boys and girls undergoing cancer treatment.

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On her page, Mimi said: “After losing some family members to this horrible disease, and knowing someone who recently went to purchase their first wig, I really want to do my part in helping make these children’s tough journeys a little easier, and put a smile on their faces.”

Mimi, who attends Bedford Modern School, and Lily-Maie, a Sharnbrook Upper student, also helped raise more than £650 for the charity.

They went under the scissors at Bedford’s 5th Avenue Salon in Howard Street, under the watchful eye of owner Kerry Cash.

She said: “We made sure the girls looked even more beautiful when they left here after a professional cut by two of our top stylists.

“It was a scary sacrifice for 15-year-olds to make and we were proud to help them complete the task.”

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