A BARNSLEY woman will be donating her hair to a charity which provides children and young people with wigs, after having lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Natalie Hughes, 29, from the town centre, has been growing her hair for three years and has waited for it to grow to a certain length before deciding to have it cut.
The charity, The Little Princess Trust, established more than ten years ago, works with a trusted network of accredited wig-fitters to ensure their recipients never have to travel far for their fitting.
The Little Princess Trust has funded 107 research projects searching for kinder and more effective treatments for all childhood cancers as they continue to follow its vision to give ‘Hair and Hope’ to every young person with cancer.
More than 14,000 wigs have been provided to children who have suffered hair loss as a result of their condition.
Natalie said: “The idea started when one of my family members braved the shave – I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to fully shave my hair off, but wanted to do something similar.
“I’ve been growing my hair for many years and now decided to donate it to the trust.
“My friend told me about the charity – which I hadn’t heard of before – after she donated to them not long ago.
“I wanted my hair to reach a certain length before cutting it and donating it.
“I’ve been getting donations through my just giving page, and so far, I’ve managed to raise £175, which will also be given to the trust.”