Mother and daughter cut off hair for charity

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A mum and daughter had their hair snipped off to donate to a children’s cancer charity.

Marie Strickland, 34, and her mum, Pam Cox, 59, decided to have their locks chopped to send to the Little Princess Trust where it will be made into wigs for little girl’s experiencing hair loss as a result of chemotherapy.

The death of a young relative who was helped by the Little Princess Trust prompted the pair to head down to Deb-N-Hair, on East Street, Ilkeston to have their hair snipped and styled.

Marie said: “We just both wanted to do something to help such a great charity and I’ve seen first hand what a difference it can make to a little girl’s life.

“I decided a year ago so I let my hair grow and they managed to cut 16 inches off mine and 13 inches from my mum.

“I didn’t dare have my head shaved but they will make wigs out of the hair we send which is what we wanted.”

As well as their unusual donation the mother and daughter duo have also been raising cash.

Marie has raised more than £800 for the Little Princess Trust, while the £750 collected by Pam will be given to Rainbows Childrens Hospice in Loughborough.

They are both also hoping for a further £500 each for their chosen charities from their employer, Lloyds bank.

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