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Girl, 10, chops locks to raise £1,150 for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 10:39 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 10:39 14 December 2015

Katie with her new hair, and her old hair

Katie with her new hair, and her old hair

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A 10-year-old girl has raised £1,000 for a cancer charity by having her hair cut off in front of 200 school friends.

Katie before having her hair cutKatie before having her hair cut

Katie Beckwith, a pupil at Harold Court Primary School, Church Road, Harold Wood, wanted to get her hair cut and her mum, Sue, suggested donating it to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls who lose their hair to cancer and has been close to the family’s heart since Katie’s brother beat the disease.

“She had long hair and wanted it cut to her shoulders,” said Sue, of Rainham. “I said ‘why don’t we donate it?’ and explained the charity to her. After that she wanted to go up to her chin.

“Her attitude was, ‘if I don’t like it, it will grow back’.”

Katie’s hair was cut off during a school assembly last month and according to Sue, loves her new look.

Her efforts have so far raised £1,150 for the charity.

“The intention was just to donate the hair, I would have been happy with that,” said Sue. “She did fantastically.”

To donate to Katie’s fund, visit her Just Giving page here.

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