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Samantha’s act of Christmas kindness

Morley schoolgirl Samantha Kayte Watson has her hair cut off in aid of the Little Princess Trust.
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Morley schoolgirl Samantha Kayte Watson has her hair cut off in aid of the Little Princess Trust. d301c352

Seven years after her life was saved by a complete stranger, little Samantha Kayte Watson has shown her own kindness to help others.

It was December 2007 when Samantha, aged one, fell ill while out in the car with her gran, Jillian Grant.

She started to have convulsions and a petrified Jillian got out of her car and tried to flag down passing motorists.

Many ignored her desperate cries for help, but one good samaritan seemed to appear from nowhere and calmed her down until the ambulance arrived - he then disappeared and the family have were unsuccessful in finding him to say thank you.

Now, happy and healthy Samantha, a pupil at Fountain Primary School, has shown her own generosity by having a whole 13ins chopped from her hair, which will now be made into a wig for a child who has lost theirs through illness.

Mum Michaela, who says she still gets goose bumps when thinking back to that day seven years ago, said: “She is amazing.
“I was a bit upset about it at first, but we have always encourage her to make her own decisions.

“Her friend, Isabelle, did the same thing and she was very determined, especially after my grandma passed away in October,

“She saw her lose her hair and wanted to do it even more.

“She’s talked about it all the time.”

Samantha’s hair, cut by her student hairdresser cousin Bethanie Helliwell, 17, will now be sent to the charity Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss.

Michaela said: “It was all her own idea and we’re very proud of her.”

To find out more about The Little Princess Trust and the work they do, visit their website www.littleprincesses.org.uk

 

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