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Tydd St Mary youngsters raise hundreds for charity by tackling the big chop

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Two brave youngsters are bringing in the pennies for an important cause through a big event.

Madison-Brooke Hudson (8) and Brooke Ayris (9), who both attend Tydd St Mary Primary School, decided to embark on a charity hair chop around two years ago.

Due to a delay caused by the pandemic and lockdown, the girls are now finally able to take the plunge - with Madison braving the chop on Saturday (May 21) at Pippa’s Pantry in Sutton Bridge.

Madison-Brooke Hudson and Brooke Ayris (56828474)
Madison-Brooke Hudson and Brooke Ayris (56828474)

Madison’s mum Tasha Saich was amazed by the youngster’s bravery.

She said: “Madison was so nervous on the day and she was really worried that she was going to get a bob.

“She actually went quiet - and Madison never goes quiet!

Madison-Brooke Hudson and Brooke Ayris (56828471)
Madison-Brooke Hudson and Brooke Ayris (56828471)

“The lovely thing is that Brooke was holding her hand all the way through it and giving her words of encouragement, telling her how well she was doing and how it was nearly done.”

Hairdresser Kim Abbott spent ‘quite a while’ cutting the youngster’s hair at the event, which was watched both in person and online.

Sasha said: “Kim saved the day because I really struggled to find a hairdresser who was free.

Madison-Brooke Hudson and Brooke Ayris (56828477)
Madison-Brooke Hudson and Brooke Ayris (56828477)

“She was great and without her it would have been me doing it!

“I was in tears though. We had such a lovely turnout and everybody got so emotional.

“There were friends and family there plus lots of Madison’s school friends, and then Pippa broadcast it live on Facebook. It’s had about 600 views already and one of her teachers said she was watching it live, so it must have been parents, teachers and customers who were watching it too.”

Madison’s hair will now be sent to the Little Princess Trust to go towards making a wig for young people who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment.

Between them, Madison and Brooke are looking at losing around 24 inches of hair while raising more than £500 for the


Tasha said: “The girls have been checking their GoFundMe page every day but there’s also the boxes at Pippa’s Pantry and the Tydd St Mary shop so we must be well on the way to £600.

“They’re so excited every time they check the total online.

“Brooke is having her cut this weekend in Peterborough and she is so excited about it. She’s on the countdown now and there’s no nerves there at all.

“They’ve both done so well. It’s just so overwhelming and we are all so proud of them.”

You can donate by visiting: tinyurl.com/brookeandmadison

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