A 13 year-old schoolgirl has had her waist-long hair snipped and donated to a children’s charity.
Issy Mullan let her locks grow for three years so that she could donate 12 inches of it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which creates wigs for children who’ve lost their hair due to illness.
Issy and her family also welcomed donations for the Trust and have already exceeded their target of £350, now reaching beyond £617 at the last count.
Last Friday she finally underwent the cut, which was performed free of charge by Davinia’s Divine Hair & Nails, and her hair now sits at shoulder length.
Her mum Sue said: “We set up the Justgiving page and then we passed our target within four days, I couldn’t believe how much it snowballed, it shows the wonders of Facebook.”
Issy, who attends Woodkirk Academy, has persisted with growing her hair for three years since she saw an online article about the Rapunzel Trust in Ireland, which does similar work to the Little Princess Trust.
Sue, 46, said: “As soon as Issy saw the article, she decided that it was something she wanted to do, and she let it grow enough so she still had some left for herself at the end. She’s now got half-term to get used to it before she goes back to school.
“She’s quite a sensitive soul and she couldn’t imagine what it would be like to not have hair through illness, so that sparked something in her that made her want to do this for other children.”
The Little Princess Trust works with hairdressers to offer wigs tailored to an individual child’s needs, taking hair and money as donations.
To donate to Issy’s cause, visit https://www.justgiving.com/issy-mullan/.