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Hair-raising snip for charity

Girls from the Lancashire District Pony Club have grown their hair to make into pony tails and have them cut off to benefit the Little Princess Trust. They are pictured with staff from Jo and Cass Hairdressers, Lancaster, who cut the hair. They are from left, 8 year old Hollie Walsh, 14 year old Katie Huddleston, 10 year old Lottie Walsh, 19 year old Jill Hayhurst, 12 year old Alex Gaskill and 13 year old Jess McCartney

Girls from the Lancashire District Pony Club have grown their hair to make into pony tails and have them cut off to benefit the Little Princess Trust. They are pictured with staff from Jo and Cass Hairdressers, Lancaster, who cut the hair. They are from left, 8 year old Hollie Walsh, 14 year old Katie Huddleston, 10 year old Lottie Walsh, 19 year old Jill Hayhurst, 12 year old Alex Gaskill and 13 year old Jess McCartney

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.

 

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