A cut above for Princess Trust

Abigail Taylor, 7, shows off her locks after the hair-raising feat for the Little Princess Trust.

Abigail Taylor, 7, shows off her locks after the hair-raising feat for the Little Princess Trust.

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An Elvington CofE School pupil was inspired to donate her locks after her cousin Bailey Coppack, from Mirfield, battled leukaemia and lost her hair.

Seven-year-old Abigail Taylor had her hair chopped for charity, donating eight inches to the Little Princess Trust.

Abigail’s mum Anne said: “When Bailey first lost her hair, Abigail was very young and didn’t quite understand what was happening.

“Bailey got a wig and again, Abigail was intrigued as to why she suddenly had long hair.

“Bailey’s very much on the road to recovery and her natural hair is really growing.

“Abigail had decided she’d like shorter hair so I explained about the Little Princess Trust and she immediately decided that she wanted to donate her hair.

“We want to say a big thanks to Halo Hair Studio in Elvington, who waived the haircut fee in support of Abigail.

“It was quite an event in the salon, and there was lots of encouragement when the plaits came off.”

“Abigail’s very proud of what she’s done and she loves her new haircut too!”

Abigail said: “I really like my short hair and I’m happy that I have done something that will help people who are poorly and have no hair.”

The Little Princess Trust provides free wigs to children they assist.

If the trust supplies a wig made from hair donated by supporters, then this wig costs the charity absolutely nothing and is free even for the charity. Otherwise the average cost of a wig is around £350.

l Anyone wishing to donate to the Little Princess Trust can visit Abigail’s fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/AbigailTaylor16