Doncaster charity women are top of the crop

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Two women have proved they’re a cut above the rest after shedding their locks for a children’s charity.

Laura Marshall and Gemma Fletcher both had their hair cut off in Doncaster in aid of The Little Princess Trust.

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The Little Princess Trust is a children’s cancer charity and its mission is to supply real hair wigs to youngsters suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment.

To assist the charity Gemma had all her hair shaved off, donating the locks to help make a real hair wig. The shave took place at His and Hers Barbers in The Colonnades.

To assist the charity Gemma, aged 24, of Queen Street in Balby, had all her hair shaved off, donating the locks to help make a real hair wig. The shave took place at His and Hers Barbers in The Colonnades. She is also raising money for Cancer Research.

The call centre sales adviser, who has received support and donations from work colleagues, friends and family, said: “I decided to have my hair done for a good cause and wanted to do something big so decided to have my hair shaved as I am close to Cancer Research and wanted to help other people out.

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“I have never been so happy and excited in doing something like this, and helping other people out.”

Meanwhile, healthcare assistant Laura, aged 25, had her long, blonde locks cut short. Her chop took place at Allure Hair Nails and Beauty in Broxholme Lane.

Laura is also raising funds for the charity and anyone wishing to donate can do so via www.justgiving.com/laura-marshall17

Laura said: “I had my hair cut so that I can hopefully help make one child’s life just that little bit better when they are fighting so hard against cancer and other illnesses. They deserve it so much more than I do.”

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In addition to helping children with cancer, The Little Princess Trust also assists children with other conditions which result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia.

A spokesman said: “Our commitment to these children is different. Despite being set up to help children with cancer, the trust is able to supply children that do not have a cancer diagnosis with a single wig.

“Whilst we are unable to commit to supplying more than one wig, we hope that this gesture will help the child and family whilst they decide on their long-term plans for dealing with this condition.”