Little Worksop girl Maisie gets hair cut off to make cancer wigs for poorly children

Maisie Priestley, six, had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust. Maisie is pictured at Roscoe's in Worksop after she had her hair cut.

Maisie Priestley, six, had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust. Maisie is pictured at Roscoe's in Worksop after she had her hair cut.

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A Worksop schoolgirl has had her long locks cut off to 
make wigs for children with cancer who have lost their own hair.

Six-year-old Maisie Priestley had 12 inches snipped off at Roscoe’s, on Ryton Street in Worksop, in aid of the Little Princess Trust.

Maisie Priestley, six, had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust. Maisie is pictured with Sarah-Jayne Heath from Roscoe's in Worksop.

Maisie Priestley, six, had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust. Maisie is pictured with Sarah-Jayne Heath from Roscoe's in Worksop.

The St Augustine’s School pupil, of Larwood Close, has raised about £400 so far – but people can still donate.

Richard Hyde, her grandfather, said: “I am so proud of her, she is my life.

“She is such a caring child, she is one in a million.

“She never asks for anything and she speaks to anyone.”

Maisie Priestley, six, had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust. Maisie is pictured with Sarah-Jayne Heath from Roscoe's in Worksop.

Maisie Priestley, six, had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust. Maisie is pictured with Sarah-Jayne Heath from Roscoe's in Worksop.

Hair donations to The Little Princess Trust are sent to a factory in China where they are blended with five other hair samples to make a wig suitable for a child who has lost their hair through cancer.

A spokesman for the trust said: “In addition to these free wigs however, the charity also purchases wigs to ensure the best and most appropriate one is given to the poorly boy or girl.

“The purchased wigs cost the trust on average around £350 each.

“Therefore if you choose to donate your hair, please consider raising money for the charity at the same time.

“Any amount of fundraising will help towards these costs.”

For details, or to make a donation to the charity, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair

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