St Albans teenager braves seven inch haircut for children with cancer

Amelie Hayes' hair before it was cut. Picture: Claire Hayes

Amelie Hayes' hair before it was cut. Picture: Claire Hayes - Credit: Archant

A local teenager has chopped off seven inches of her hair to donate to children with cancer.

Amelie Hayes' new look. Picture: Claire Hayes

Amelie Hayes' new look. Picture: Claire Hayes - Credit: Archant

Amelie Hayes’ dramatic new April look raised £750 for the Little Princess Trust - a charity which makes free real-hair wigs for young people undergoing chemotherapy.

Sabrina and Co in Harpenden cut and styled her hair for free, which Amelie had spent a year growing.

Amelie’s mum Claire Hayes said she was proud: “I think she was a bit shocked first of all but she’s pleased she did it.

“She loved her hair and didn’t want to cut it off but she wanted to do it for charity.”


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The 15-year-old from Wheathampstead said her motivation is to support the less fortunate.

Last year she raised another £750 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a cake sale.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amelie-hayes

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