Kind-hearted Libby donates hair to help poorly children

NEW LOOK Libby's new, shorter, hair cut.
NEW LOOK Libby's new, shorter, hair cut.

A dedicated 10-year-old has bravely had her long locks chopped off to help youngsters affected by cancer.

Libby Smales, from Thorpe, decided to have her hair cut after reading about the Little Princess Trust.

Libby ready for her hair cut.

Libby ready for her hair cut.

The national charity makes wigs and hair pieces from real hair for children who have lost theirs through cancer treatment.

It has been supported by high profile celebrities including Jessie J and more recently Harry Styles from One Direction.

Mum Rebecca Gray said: “She just got in to bed with me one night and said ‘Mum, can I donate my hair?’ I thought it was such a fantastic and generous thing for her to do.

“She looked so nervous having it done though but she said ‘it’s only hair and it’ll grow back.’ And now she loves it.”

The hair that was cut off and sent to the Little Princess Trust.

The hair that was cut off and sent to the Little Princess Trust.

The youngster, who attends Thorpe Primary School, has raised more than £400 with people still donating.

Libby had her hair cut at Fusion Hair Studio in East Ardsley by Jess Bedford who in turn donated the cost of the cut to the charity.

Rebecca added: “I’m so proud of her. We’d also like to thank everyone who was kind enough to make a donation, it’s wonderful Libby raised so much.”

For more information about the Little Princess Trust and how to raise money for them visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk.