Megan, 14, makes hair-raising decision to help charity

Megan Williamson who had her hair cut short to raise money for charity, at the Zenn salon at the David Lloyd gym on Hull Road. Picture David Harrison. (5163523)

Megan Williamson who had her hair cut short to raise money for charity, at the Zenn salon at the David Lloyd gym on Hull Road. Picture David Harrison. (5163523)

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A YORK schoolgirl has taken a bold step to raise money for a national charity.

Megan Williamson, 14, is a pupil at Archbishops Holgate School, and decided to lose her waist-length hair to help young people with life-changing illnesses.

Megan went with her mother Debra to Zenn salon in David Lloyd gym on Wednesday (APRIL 2), to face the chop.

Debra said: "She came home one day and saying she was going to do it for charity that makes wigs for children who have had cancer treatment or other illnesses - the Little Princess Trust.

"I think they cost about £300 to get a wig made so she was hoping to get to about that mark, but she's almost made £1,000, which is amazing."

Debra said it had taken some getting used to, but Megan was very happy with her new 'pixie cut'.

She said: "I'm very proud of her and for it to be her idea, we were gobsmacked, it's fantastic.

"She's loving her new hairstyle, she's in her element. I was nervous for her as it's a big step for a 14-year-old, but a big part of it is because she knows she's helped people with what she's done."

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10:14am Mon 7 Apr 14

Andebs says...

Megan loves her new hair, but is more excited about raising money for the little princess trust. You can support her at www.justgiving.com/m
egswilliamson thank you.
Megan loves her new hair, but is more excited about raising money for the little princess trust. You can support her at www.justgiving.com/m egswilliamson thank you. Andebs
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