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Girl raises funds in memory of her grandma
Schoolgirl Tegan Best is having her long locks cropped so she can help other little girls feel like royalty.
The seven-year-old is donating her long hair to the Little Princess Trust so it can be turned into wigs for children who have lost their own hair because of cancer treatment.
“Tegan couldn’t get over how much happier the children looked with their new wigs and said because she likes feeling like a princess with long hair she wanted other little girls to feel the same way – we’re very proud of her,” said Mrs Best, who also has four sons.
An appointment has been booked for next week at Cutting Crew, at Five Lane Ends, and Tegan’s grandma Cath Flaxman will be very much in the family’s minds.
Mrs Flaxman, who lived in Cleckheaton, was 63 when she died last October from bowel cancer.
“Every week Tegan still gets £1 pocket money from her,” said Mrs Best.
“Doing this in her memory is another way of keeping grandma very much alive. She is still a very big part of all our lives and would be very proud of Tegan too.”
Tegan, of Greengates, has been taking in sponsorship forms to school and passing them round family and friends. So far she has already raised £300.
Monica Glass, of the Little Princess Trust, said: “On behalf of everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust, I would like to thank Tegan for the very brave donation of her beautiful long hair.
“The trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
“Tegan is helping the charity in two ways: through her hair donation and through her fundraising. It is truly heartening that someone so young is so keen to help others.”
To sponsor Tegan go to the justgivingwebsite and type in Tegan Best.