Two local schoolgirl have shed their locks for charity.
Rebekah Stewart (10), who goes to Hamiltonsbawn Primary School, got her long hair chopped on Saturday to help make a wig for Little Princess Trust and raise funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Cancer Fund.
A total of £895 has been raised to date with contributions from staff at BT, Sainsbury’s and Number Seven as well as friends and family, who thanked Sainsbury’s for the use of their store for the event on Saturday.
Rebekah’s aunt Lesley-ann Brown, who works in the cancer unit at Craigavon Hospital, made the first snip before handing over the scissors to Kirsty Watson of Kutz 4 Kidz/Hair Fever, based at Mourne Road in Lurgan.
Seven-year-old Ellie Johnston also made a big sacrifice recently when she got 14 inches of her pony tail cut off to make a wig for the Rapunzel Hair Foundation.
The Tandragee Primary School pupil had her hair cut by her aunt Kim Topley of KT Hair.
Kim said: “Ellie had wanted her hair cut for a good while, but her mum wasn’t keen. I told her about Rapunzel Hair Foundation and she did a bit of research then her mum agreed she could get it done if it was for a good cause. She actually had to grow it for four or five months so it was long enough to give a 14-inch pony tail.
Her friend Katlin Rock got her hair cut the following week. Now Ellie is thinking of doing it again.”