West Hallam woman’s charity hair chop for Little Princess Trust

Ann-Marie with her donated plait
Ann-Marie with her donated plait

A West Hallam woman has donated her hair to charity after her grandfather began to lose his due to chemotherapy.

Ann-Marie Harris, 27, made the decision to cut her long hair off and donate 13 inches of it to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for sick children who have lost their own hair.

Her grandfather Ray Rushin, 78, is currently battling bowel cancer and is being treated with chemotherapy.

Ann-Marie suffers from Asperger’s syndrome so this was a huge achievement for her, and her parents Diane and Trevor explained how proud they were of her.

Trevor added: “She is very close to her grandad and goes to see him every weekend when she is home.

“When he started to lose his hair she said she had plenty spare and decided to donate it to charity.”

Mobile hairdresser Anita, who has been cutting Ann-Marie’s hair for many years, did the honours of chopping off her plait.