A caring seven-year-old Slip End schoolgirl has donated six plaits of her own hair and more than £2,000 to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs for poorly children.
Imogen Hoo of Bullpond Lane in Dunstable was inspired to grow her crowning glory after hearing about the Trust from a friend.
She had it shorn at Caddington’s Cutting Crew salon and loves her new style even though it felt odd initially.
She said: “I’m really pleased with the amount of money I’ve raised because it means the Trust can buy at least six wigs and they can use my hair to make a seventh.”
She told the Dunstable Gazette last month why she was doing it: “Poorly children who have no hair might feel embarrassed or sad because people might stare at them. So if I donate my hair those children can have a wig and they might feel happier again.”
Trust founder Wendy Tarplee-Morris said: ”The wigs made from these kind donations are absolutely beautiful and make a huge difference to the boys and girls we help. It is particularly touching when a young perspon chooses to make such a brave decision, giving their hair to another child.
“Well done, Imogen!”