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Schoolgirl donates hair to help make wigs for children
A SIX-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl has donated her locks to help make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other medical reasons.
Thoughtful Molly Mulvana, a pupil at Acomb Primary School, York, had her long hair cut to chin length in order to donate it to the Little Princess Trust, which makes tailor-made wigs for young cancer patients and children suffering hair loss.
Molly was inspired to have her hair cut after a family friend underwent treatment for cancer and lost her hair.
Molly’s mum, Rebecca, said: “I was pleased with her and proud she wanted to do it. She is generally a thoughtful little girl so it wasn’t too out of character.
"It went really well and she was excited about having it done. At the moment she keeps on wearing a hat so she can do an official unveiling when she sees people.”
A couple of Molly’s friends have said they now plan to have their hair cut for the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs which look and feel as close as possible to the child’s original hair.
While the charity was originally set to supply real-hair wigs to children suffering with cancer for the duration of their treatment, it now also assists children with other conditions which result in hair loss, such as alopecia.
Ms Mulvana thanked hairdresser Debbie Nichol, of Liberty Hair Salon in Blossom Street, and RK Photography for helping to advertise fundraising for the charity, which has so far raised about £350, the cost of making a wig.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/molly-mulvana