First ever hair cut for 14-year-old girl to raise money for Little Princess Trust
A 14-year-old girl had her hair cut for the first time in Bury St Edmunds last week to show her support for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Jeanette Riley, who is a student at St Benedict’s Catholic School, had 31cm chopped off her hair at The Hair Company, in St Olaves Road, on Tuesday.
The hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for young people who have lost their hair during treatment.
“I did this to give children hope that they can beat cancer or whatever it is that they’re fighting,” she said.
“And I hope this shows them that there are people out their who will help them in that fight.”
Jeanette, who wants to work in cancer research, decided to organise the sponsored cut in memory of her uncle, David Riley, who died of the disease in 2013.
She also runs the Race for Life every year to raise money for Cancer Research UK.