A YOUNG girl from Wallsend spent time on her half term break raising money for charity, by having most of her hair cut off.
Milly Sansom had dark blonde hair down her back, but it’s now been cut into a stylish bob as part of her charity mission.
And the ten-year-old has not only donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust charity, who use it to make wigs for those who lose their hair through chemotherapy, but has raised nearly a £1000 in sponsorship to have her hair chopped off.
Milly said: “I have been looking forward to it, but I had butterflies when I was in the hairdressers, but I really like it.
“I wanted to do something in memory of my Grandad Bob because he died of cancer, and so I wanted to help other cancer patients.”
Mum Simone was at the Cutting Crew hairdressers in Battle Hill when Milly had her hair cut, and said it was emotional.
She added: “I am very proud of her.
“When we told some of the women in the shop what was happening, they started crying and that set me off.
“But yes, I am really proud of her for what she has done.”
A total of £937 has been raised for the Little Princess Trust, and Simone said they couldn’t have raised half the money if it wasn’t for Burn School of Blackbelt in Kickboxing and Karate in Heaton.
She said: “It costs hundreds of pounds to make the wigs, and so they aren’t just getting the hair, but the money too.”
To sponsor Milly visit www.justgiving.com/millysansom