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Young Amelia’s locks chopped for charity

Posted onPosted on 2nd Nov

A brave nine-year-old Newark girl had her long locks chopped to support a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer.

 Amelia Grace Needham, of Middlebeck, visited KH Hair on Stodman Street to have her waist-length hair cut short for Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

 Amelia said she was very nervous but stylist Victoria, who carried out the cut, and the ladies at KH Hair helped put her at ease.

“I kept reminding myself I was going to make a little girl or boy super happy when they were probably feeling sad that they’d lost their own hair,” she said.

“I really love my new cut. It’s much easier to manage, but I’m going to grow it long again so I can donate more hair!”

 Her friends and family said they were proud of Anmelia and think her new style really suits her.

Her mum, Leanne, said Amelia wanted to donate her hair to help children gain confidence after chemotherapy treatment.

“Ameila has a big heart.” she explained. “She sadly lost her grandad to cancer earlier this year and wanted to do something to help research, so she has also been raising money to donate to the charity, along with her hair.”

 KH Hair salon director Maxine Sutcliff, added: “Amelia looks amazing and seems to be very happy with her new cut. Little Princess Trust is a wonderful charity that we have supported for many years, and we were very happy to be involved.”

λAnyone wanting to help Amelia raise money for Little Princess Trust can donate via her JustGiving page, search for Leanne Needham is fundraising for Little Princess Trust.