Robyn has her long locks chopped for kids’ cancer charity
LITTLE ballet dancer Robyn Connell has sacrificed her lovely long hair to help a children’s cancer charity.
Ten-year-old Paisley girl Robyn had around 14 inches of her blonde locks chopped off to help the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes hairpieces for childhood sufferers of cancer.
Robyn, who is a pupil at St Charles’ Primary, put her hair in the capable hands of stylist Debbie Herd, of Taylor Jaxx, who cut it at Pro-Life Fitness Centre, in Paisley.
Robyn told the Paisley Daily Express: “I actually wanted to get my hair cut, so I was looking forward to it. I had been growing it for about 18 months.”
So far, her efforts have raised an impressive £1,100 for the Trust and it is hoped that Express readers will add to this via her JustGiving site.
Her proud mum Kirsteen, from Meikleriggs, said: “She is loving her hair now and just getting used to it.
“It all came about when we saw a little girl on daytime TV about a year ago who had had her hair cut for the Trust. At that time, Robyn was growing her hair for her ballet exams but thought she would like to get involved.
“She liked the look of the Trust and what it does because she is just young herself. She knows what the charity is all about and I have explained how things like alopecia can cause hair loss – not just cancer.”
Robyn’s family were there to support her at Pro-Life as she had the big chop and some of her pals went along too.
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment. They supply and fully fund the best wigs available from all over the world, especially designed for children, and provide personal fitting and styling to ensure the wig is as close as possible to the original hair.
The cost of one wig to the charity is, on average, around £350 and all donations and fundraising is greatly appreciated.
For more details on the Little Princess Trust, visit the website at www.littleprincesses.org.uk
So far, £705 has been donated through www.justgiving.com/robyn marieconnell and Robyn has collected more sponsorship offline. To boost her great amount, simply go to her JustGiving site and click ‘donate’.