Anais' hair will help others
PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 April 2013
Selfless Withycombe Raleigh Primary School pupil Anais Wiggins will cut 12 inches from her hair so a wig can be made for a child suffering with cancer.
An Exmouth youngster is gearing up to follow in the footsteps of her singing idol Jessie J, by cutting off her hair to help children suffering with cancer.
Withycombe Raleigh Primary School pupil Anais Wiggins, nine, has been growing her hair for a year so she can donate it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment..
Not content with having 12 inches cut off her strawberry blonde locks, the selfless youngster, of Hazledene Gardens, is also fundraising to pay for the real-hair wig to be created.
Collecting tins for donations at Hulham Road Stores and the Hollytree Inn have raised more than £100 for the wig.
Anais’ sister, Tegan, eight, donated £25 birthday money and £5 pocket money, while dad Kevin, 53, has agreed to sponsor his daughter £10 for each inch of hair cut.
Anais’ mum, Emma, 50, a former hairdresser, said: “What she’s doing is amazing. I get scared when somebody cuts an inch off my hair, so she’s very brave.”
The youngster, who has bought new clips in anticipation of her shorter style, plans to have her hair cut to send to the charity as soon as she has raised the cash to have the wig made.
l Visit: www.littleprincesses.org.uk for more information about the charity.