A group of girls from a Lancaster pony club have had their own ponytails chopped off to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.
Katie Huddleston, 14, organised the event to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
She was joined by friends from Lancaster District Pony Club, Jill Hayhurst, 19 (who is a current member and also one of the riding instructors), Lottie Walsh, 10, Hollie Walsh, eight, Jessica McCartney, 13, and Alex Gaskell, 12.
Another friend, Sasha, 10, donated her hair before going on holiday on Sunday.
Graham Cass – from Jo and Cass Hair Salon in Lancaster – kindly agreed to cut the girls’ hair and make a donation to the cause.
The girls all gave the minimum required 17cm, with Katie donating 22cm and Hollie and Jess giving 20cm.
Kati’s mum Chris said: “Katie thought it was apt as they were pony club girls – with their own ponies – willing to give up their ponytails, for someone in need!”
Katie has set up a Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/ponytails and is hoping to raise £350 in order to try to cover the average cost of making one of these children’s wigs.