A TEENAGER has raised £500 for Barnsley Hospital’s Tiny Hearts Appeal - and donated her hair to a children’s cancer charity.

Netherwood student Eliza Wilkinson, 14, attended her dad Paul Wilkinson’s self-titled hair studio, on Regent Street South in Barnsley town centre, on Saturday to have several inches of hair cut off before having it shaved.

The cash - generated through sponsorship from family and friends - will go towards the hospital’s ongoing appeal to fund a new special care baby unit.

Eliza’s hair went to The Little Princess Trust, which relies on donations and uses hair to create wigs for cancer-suffering kids, and was inspired to take part through Macmillan’s ‘Brave The Shave’ appeal.


Paul said: “Eliza’s done us all proud and she’s done something great for two worthwhile causes.”