Dominique giving her long locks the chop to help youngsters with cancer
A teenager is having 30 inches of her hair cut off so it can be made into wigs for young people who lose their hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
Dominique Barnsley-Staight, of Bunns Road, decided to give her long locks the chop and boost the Little Princess Trust at the same time.
The Hereford-based charity matches as closely as possible hair that is donated to that of the children and young people it goes to in the form of wigs.
Costs for each wig total around £700 and Dominique has already exceeded her initial target to raise enough cash for one wig, by having almost £1,000 pledged on her Just Giving page within a week of launching her fundraising. So far, she has raised £1,145.
The Nunnery Wood High School student said: “I have always liked my hair being longer but I have got to the stage where it’s too long and I want to have it in a different style now and cut shorter to see what it’s like in a different length.”
She decided to put her shorn hair to good use after hearing about the Little Princess Trust from one of her friends.
Dominique’s mother, Helen, said: “She was born with quite a lot of hair. Whenever she has had it cut in the past, it was just trimmed.
“But she has been going on for a couple of years now saying ‘I want it cut’.”
Helen added: “The amount of hair Dominique is having cut is the ideal length. Her hair will be used in a number of wigs because it’s mixed.”
Dominique, a former pupil of Cherry Orchard Primary School, is having her hair cut at NV Hair and Beauty, in St Peter’s Drive, on Saturday, April 6.
You can donate to Dominique’s fundraising by going to www.justgiving.com/Helen-Barnsley-Staight.
You can find out more about the Little Princess Trust at littleprincesstrust.org.uk.
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