Teenager donates hair and raises hundreds for cancer charity

Teenager donates hair and raises hundreds for cancer charity

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Lucy Elder

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A thoughtful 14-year-old has donated her hair to children who have lost theirs through Cancer treatment.

Shannon Carpenter, of Courthouse Road, had her long, curly hair cut off at Moda Capelli hairdressers in Queen Street by stylist Tracey Young on Saturday (June 21).

"I've wanted my hair cut short for years, but I didn't like the idea of my hair going to waste," said Shannon. "I did a little research and decided to donate my hair to charity."

Her locks will go to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs using only real hair.

It costs £350 for the charity to make a wig, so the Furze Platt Senior School pupil decided to raise money for them too. She has so far raised £400.

Her mum, Marnie, said: "She never thought she would raise as much as she has and is extremely grateful to everyone who has donated to this very worthy cause."

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