‘Selfless’ seven year-old loses lovely locks to help poorly girls suffering hair loss

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 April 2018

Schoolgirl Sophie Angell has donated her lovely, long locks to a charity that provides wigs to poorly girls. Picture by Jade Angell.

Schoolgirl Sophie Angell has donated her lovely, long locks to a charity that provides wigs to poorly girls. Picture by Jade Angell.

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A Budleigh Salterton schoolgirl decided to donate her lengthy locks to charity after a family member’s illness resulted in hair loss.

Exmouth schoolgirl Sophie Angell has donated her lovely, long locks to a charity that provides wigs to poorly girls. Picture by Jade Angell.Exmouth schoolgirl Sophie Angell has donated her lovely, long locks to a charity that provides wigs to poorly girls. Picture by Jade Angell.

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.

Sophie Angell (right) and her mum Jade Angell. Picture by Jade Angell.Sophie Angell (right) and her mum Jade Angell. Picture by Jade Angell.

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

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