Catterall woman donates hair to sick youngsters

Kind-hearted: Lauren Jenkinson, who is donating her long hair to charity
Kind-hearted: Lauren Jenkinson, who is donating her long hair to charity
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A kind-hearted fundraiser has proved she is a cut above the rest after deciding to donate her hair to sick youngsters.

Lauren Jenkinson will be chopping off two thirds of her long locks, to be sent to the Little Princess Trust and made into a wig for a child with cancer.

The 23-year-old will also be raising cash to pay for the wig to be made. Lauren, who lives in Catterall and works at Lathams of Broughton, said: “On February 8, I am going to be having two thirds of my hair cut off and sending it to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig out of it.

“It costs them £350 to make the wig so, rather than just sending the hair off, I’m going to have a fundraiser to raise the money.”

Lauren will be holding a raffle and cake sale next Sunday at 2pm at Garstang Sports and Social Club. She said: “I’m not really nervous, as far as I see it, it’s the least I can do cutting a bit of hair off.

“The charity makes wigs for children with cancer, and specialises in giving children hair.

“When families are going through a really difficult time and their child has been diagnosed with cancer, every little thing can make a day better for them.

“For a child to have a smile on their face through having hair to play with, it’s a tiny gesture from me.” Visit www.justgiving.co.uk/HairCut2015.