Schoolgirl gives up her hair to help cancer victims

An “amazing” schoolgirl from Lancaster has joined singer Jessie J in donating her hair to a charity that makes wigs for young victims of cancer.

Lois Hinton, 10, who attends St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Skerton, has sacrificed a 10 inch lock of her hair so that a young girl who suffered hair loss following cancer treatment can have a wig made.

Lois decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, and had her hair cut at the Lois Henri Hair Salon in Lower Church Street in Lancaster on Saturday.

Lois’ mum Kerry said her daughter came up with the idea herself, and has already collected over £450 of sponsorship, which will go towards the purchase of another wig.

Kerry said: “I’m really proud of her. She loves her hair, and has always kept it long, but she said she would hate not to have any herself, so she wanted to help a girl who had gone through it, so that they could feel like a little princess again.”

Monica Glass, from the Little Princess Trust said: “We are very grateful to Lois for doing so much to support the charity. It is truly heartening that one so young is so keen to help others. Lois has helped us in two ways by donating her hair and by raising money as well. Her kind and selfless contributions will help a child with cancer. Her hair donation will form part of a wig and the money she has raised will go towards the purchase of another wig for a different child.

“What an amazing girl!”