Freya’s hair-raising £600 for charity

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There aren’t many young girls who would want to lose their locks - especially if they had never had their hair cut before.

But on Saturday, six-year-old Freya Field had nearly two foot of hair chopped off at Hairwaves salon in Morley Market, leaving her with a very pretty new bob hairstyle.

Her charitable quest raised £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support and her lost locks are being donated to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a real hair wig for a child suffering hair loss. Freya is one of Carol’s Angels, inspired by Carol McCartney who was diagnosed with cancer in December 2014. Carol’s Angels are raising money for cancer charities, ensuring that support is available for more people with cancer. Sadly, Carol lost her battle with the illness on the morning of Freya’s fundraising event. Amanda Benson, Freya’s grandmother said: “We are all amazingly proud of Freya. It is just such a wonderful and selfless thing to do. We have been overwhelmed by the support that has been shown for her. We would especially like to thank the teachers at Richmond Hill Primary School for donating over £400 and Hairwaves in Morley Market for cutting Freya’s hair”.

The exact total that Freya has raised will be known next week. People can still donate by visiting the just giving page