A kind-hearted Sutton Bridge schoolgirl is preparing to have her waist-length hair shorn off in order to help children less fortunate than herself.
Lucy Bourne (9) has always had long hair but has decided it’s time for a change and is donating her locks to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
To help the charity even further Lucy, who attends Long Sutton Primary School, is also collecting sponsorship money which will be used to buy more wigs for poorly youngsters.
Her proud mum Saralee Bourne said: “Lucy’s always had long hair, but she decided she wanted to have it cut off and that she wanted to donate it to help poorly boys and girls.
“We’re all very proud that she’s decided to do this to help others.”
Lucy hopes to raise £200 for the trust, and has already had more than £50 pledged in support.
The Little Princess Trust is marking its tenth anniversary this year, and during the past decade has given away more than 4,000 real hair wigs to sick children. It is now in the process of identifying suitable research projects to fund, which will focus on finding kinder treatments for children with cancer.
• Lucy is having her hair cut at Spruce up! Hair and Beauty Salon, in Long Sutton, on May 18. You can sponsor her through her fundraising page https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/saraleebourne1