‘We’re having heads shaved for charity’

Diane and Samantha Flood.
Diane and Samantha Flood.
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A Whaplode teenager and her mum are planning to have their heads as smooth as a Christmas bauble because this festive season they want to help make children’s dreams come true.

Sammie (15) and Diane Flood are having their heads shaved next month in aid of When You Wish Upon A Star.

They chose the charity because it is supported by Sammie’s school, the Peele Community College in Long Sutton and the Lincolnshire Co-operative, where Diane works.

The hair will all be donated to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig for a child with cancer.

Diane, whose hair is shoulder-length, said: “I’m really happy to be doing it because I’ve had cancer.

“I know how it feels to lose your hair when you are having treatment so if doing this helps someone it will be worth it.”

Sammie enjoys raising money for charity and has previously helped Leukemia Research, Cancer UK, Breast Cancer UK and Children in Need.

She said: “I decided to do this because many children and adults get told the news that they are terminally ill everyday and will lose their hair.

“I am able to make the choice to shave my hair off.

“My hair is 20 inches long and will be donated to the Little Princess Trust so it is made into a wig for a child with cancer.

“It won’t be hard for me to have it chopped off because I’m not really a hair and makeup sort of girl.”

The head shave will take plac at Abi’z hairdressers in Long Sutton on Saturday, December 7.

Readers can support Sammie and Diane by popping along on the day or giving a donation at the Deli counter in the Co-op.