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Bierley girls’ haircut raises cash
9:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
Two plucky girls have said goodbye to their long locks in front of their school.
Their hair will be made into wigs for children with cancer.
The girls volunteered for the stunt as a tribute to classmate Shane Edwards, also seven, who last year had to have brain surgery twice to remove a tumour.
And so far they have raised an impressive £1,200 in sponsorship.
The cash will go to the children’s cancer charity Candlelighters, which has been supporting and helping Shane through his treatment.
Lauren’s mum Hazel said: “The girls asked why he had no hair and we explained it was because of his chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.”
She said the girls had then found out they could donate their own hair to be made into wigs for children with cancer, and had decided to volunteer.
She said: “We are extremely proud of them.”