Scissor sisters are top of the crops

Two Leyland sisters went for the chop to help young cancer sufferers.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 5:18 pm
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 6:22 pm
Picture by Julian Brown 21/07/18 Young sisters Emily and Lola Masterman, aged seven and five, are donating their hair to the Little Princess Trust during a special fund-raiser event At The Rose Of Farington, Leyland NB. Only a couple of pictures as the haircut was the only thing happening

Emily, seven, had 19 inches cut off, whilst five-year-old Lola lost 11 inches.

Youngsters had fun as they has their faces and nails painted and hair sprayed with glitter.

The girls’ efforts raised more than £300 for the Little Princess Trust.

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The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24 that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

The Trust receives no formal training and relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers.

The girls’ mum, Karen Moss, said: “We raised £180 through sponsors and the activities we had on the day. We also have a just giving page which has £136 on it.

“We had a fantastic day.”

She explained: “They did it for the Little Princess Trust, We had a few little stalls on the pub on the day.

“I don’t know where it really came from. I mentioned it to the girls one day.

“Emily’s hair was the longest and she said ‘no’ I don’t want to do it, and then thought about helping other children and was happy to do it.

“We decided we would do it for the Little Princes Trust because it costs a lot of money to make a wig.

“Lola was fine and said if Emily’s doing it she’s doing it too.

“They were really excited to be honest on the day, but after we’d cut her hair Lola said, ‘oh my hair’ and started crying.

“It was a bit of a shock, but within half an hour she was all right.”

Karen, 31, who lives on Leyland Lane, said she approached the pub to ask if she could put the charity fund raiser on.

“My girls go to school with her children as well,” she said.

Will the sisters do it again?

“Emily is on about growing her hair so she can cut it off again in a couple of years,” said mum.