A cut above in aid of sick children

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When Laura Sneddon’s hairdresser joked she could make a wig out of her waist-length hair, she decided to do just that – to help sick children.

The Bishopbriggs woman has now raised an impressive £1,000 for the Little Princess Trust – three times her original target.

Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, for children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses

Laura (46) told the Herald: “It’s for a great cause. The cost of making just one wig for a child is around £350. I have been able to raise enough for three! I had been growing my hair for two years. It was so long I could almost sit on it, so when my hairdresser suggested it, I thought why not?

“It’s only hair, it will grow back and the charity is a terrific one for children. It’s bad enough having to get treatment for cancer without having your hair fall out too.

“The money is continuing to flow in, which is fabulous.”

The hair-raising fundraiser took place earlier this month at Pit Stop Barbers at Huntershill Village, in Bishopbriggs.”

Laura added: “They very kindly offered to do the cut and re-style free of charge. My hair is about jaw-length now.”

Laura works for Royal Sun Alliance in Glasgow, who kindly agreed to give £250 towards her charity chop. You can still donate to 
Laura at www.justgiving.com/Laura-Sneddon24

The Little Princess Trust relies solely on the efforts of fundraisers and receives no formal grant aid or funding.

It was founded by the parents of Hannah Tarplee from Herefordshire after she died from a form of 
kidney cancer in June 2005, aged just five years old.

Her father Simon said Hannah had found it particularly upsetting to lose her hair and they wanted to help others.

Since then, the charity has donated more than 2,000 wigs to sick children. Find out more about the Trust at www.littleprincesses.org.uk