St Albans youngster donates luscious locks to The Little Princess Trust

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair...

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair into a wig for a child with cancer. Picture: Aurelia Segrue - Credit: Archant

A 10-year-old girl from St Albans has reached for the scissors in aid of The Little Princess Trust.

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair...

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair into a wig for a child with cancer. Picture: Aurelia Segrue - Credit: Archant

Chloe Segrue, 10, who attends Sandridge Primary School, had 14 inches of hair cut off yesterday (October 26) at Renaissance Hairdressers, and will be donating her locks to make a wig for a child with cancer.

“I was scared as I couldn’t remember the last time I had short hair and I was wondering what it would look and feel like,” Chloe said. “But after watching videos on how real wigs can make children less fortunate than me so happy, I was determined no matter what I would at least give 12 inches of my hair.”

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair...

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair into a wig for a child with cancer. Picture: Aurelia Segrue - Credit: Archant

As well as donating her hair, Chloe has raised money to fund the making of a wig. A target of £550 was set, which covers the cost of making and fitting a wig for one child. Her JustGiving page has since surpassed £650.

Chloe was inspired to raise money for a cancer charity after losing her grandmother to the disease in May.

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair...

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair into a wig for a child with cancer. Picture: Aurelia Segrue - Credit: Archant


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Chloe’s mum Aurelia said: “I am very proud of Chloe. She got really emotional when she realised that there are children out there who suffer from hair loss for various reasons and what a difference donating your hair could make to someone else’s life. Her determination of helping others was stronger than the worry of what she would look like.

“We are very grateful for all the donations she has received so far and the support from friends and family. We hope it will inspire other people to do the same as it is such a great charity.”

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair...

Chloe Segrue, 10, has donated 14 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, and raised enough funds to make her hair into a wig for a child with cancer. Picture: Aurelia Segrue - Credit: Archant

To donate to Chloe’s fundraiser, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/chloesegrue

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