Girl, 7, to have hair cut for cancer charity

Sharna Kirk, aged 7, is having her hair cut and donating it to the Little Princess Trust.

Sharna Kirk, aged 7, is having her hair cut and donating it to the Little Princess Trust.

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A selfless seven-year-old girl is to have her hair cut for charity.

Sharna Kirk decided she wanted to have her long hair cut to raise money for the Little Princess Trust after her cousin Matthew was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last October.

The family of ten-year-old Matthew Kirk, who lives in KIdderminster, are still waiting to find out if his treatment has been successful.

The charity provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

They work with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers to offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.

They also aim to use local suppliers were possible.

It can take approximately five donations to make one wig.

If the trust supplies a wig made from hair donated by supporters, it will cost the charity nothing. However, if a suitable donated-hair wig cannot be sourced, then the trust has to purchase the most appropriate wig it can find for the child, as close as possible to their original hair. The cost purchase one wig is on average £350.

Sharna will be having her hair cur at Stag and Hen in The Oval, Woodlands,on Saturday June 13 at 2pm.

For more information, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk.