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Tydd St Mary schoolgirls are set to brave the chop

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Two plucky youngsters are taking on a challenge which will massively benefit others.

Brooke Ayris (9) and Madison-Brooke Hudson (8), who are both students at Tydd St Mary Primary School, are braving the big chop - and will be shedding a whopping 24 inches of locks between them.

This is all in aid of the Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer.

Brooke Ayris and Madison-Brooke Hudson are braving the chop for charity (56755007)
Brooke Ayris and Madison-Brooke Hudson are braving the chop for charity (56755007)

Madison’s mum Tasha Saich says that this will be quite a daunting task for the girls.

She said: “This has been in the pipeline since before Covid actually as it came about before lockdown when the girls were even younger.

“Brooke had seen something about it and mentioned it to Madison.

“There was no way that Madison was going to let Brooke do it on her own so they said they’d do it together.

“It’s quite a big thing for them both - Madison has never really had her hair cut so it’s down past her bum. They’re a bit nervous but it definitely helps them seeing how much they have raised so far.”

So far, the youngsters have raised about £430 through their GoFundMe page alone.

They also have a collection box at Pippa’s Pantry in Sutton Bridge and a sponsorship form at the Tydd St Mary shop.

Brooke plans to have her hair cut tomorrow (Friday) in Peterborough while Madison will be braving the chop on Saturday afternoon (May 21) at Pippa’s Pantry.

Tasha said: “I’m so proud of them both and even though they’ve been told that they can change their mind they are adamant that they are doing it.

“The one thing about being a girl is that you don’t want to lose your hair. The fact that the girls are doing this to help others who have lost their hair and need wigs is just amazing.”

Those wishing to donate to the girls’ fundraising page can visit: tinyurl.com/brookeandmadison

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