Nine-year-old Derbyshire girl to chop her long locks for children’s cancer charity which helped her mum
Alissia Cook, from Clowne, will donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people up to 24 years old who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment or other conditions.
The selfless youngster decided to brave the pork chop after learning that her mother, Sheryl, was given a wig by the charity after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a rare cancer that affects bones or surrounding tissue – as a youngster .
After growing her hair past her waist, Alissia donates 8 inches of her hair and hopes to raise £ 2,000 to help charity make the wig.
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Alissia Cook donating her long hair to the Little Princess Trust
Alissia said on her collection page, “I would like to have a wig made for every girl who has lost her hair due to cancer treatment, as my mother did when she was 11 years old.
“My mom has told me stories about the treatment she had to make her better. She needed chemotherapy, which made my mom lose her hair.
“This amazing charity helped my mom regain her confidence. My mom had to choose a wig to make her feel happy and beautiful again. I want a little girl to feel that way by donating my own hair.”
Nine-year-old Alissia Cook donates 8 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust
Sheryl added, “She never actually got her hair cut. She’s always wanted it for a long time and I think it’s just getting a little bit too much for her now. From the top of her head to the ends, her hair is 32 inches – it’s quite long and goes below her buttocks.
“She’s really excited to do it. She told everyone at school, all her teachers and all her friends. I’m just really proud of her doing this.”
The minimum hair length that you can donate to the Little Princess Trust is seven inches, but the charity is currently short of donations of 12 inches and above.
Alissia Cook, from Clowne, wants to help another little girl who has lost her hair due to cancer or other conditions
Alissia will have her hair cut on May 22 and will post updates on her collection page afterward.