'Selfless' seven year-old loses lovely locks to help poorly girls suffering hair loss
PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 April 2018
A Budleigh Salterton schoolgirl decided to donate her lengthy locks to charity after a family member's illness resulted in hair loss.
Seven-year-old Sophie Angell had her hair chopped off for charity at Vanity Hair, Exmouth, on April 6.
Her mum Jade explained how a close family member’s treatment some years ago, which resulted in hair loss, provided the inspiration.
“Sophie had seen the wig, which naturally produced questions about how it was made and what it was for. We explained to her that they were made from real hair,” she said.
Sophie decided to donate her hair and raise money for Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children suffering hair loss through illness.
Jade and her husband Tom said they were ‘very proud’ of Sophie ‘for doing something so kind and selfless’, having also raised more than £400 for the charity.
To make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jade-angell