Marshalls Park pupil Courtney Prestoe, of Romford, cuts off hair for Little Princess Trust charity

A Romford schoolgirl is making a big donation to help sufferers of childhood cancer – her hair.

Fourteen-year-old Courtney Prestoe, of Medora Road, had been growing her locks since she was a baby – but decided to go in for the chop after finding out about the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. The wigs cost �350 each to make, so Courtney is also raising money through Just Giving.

So far, her hair has netted �663.

“If I’d got my hair cut and thrown it away it would just be a waste,” said the kind-hearted teen, who attends Marshalls Park School.

Courtney’s brother Kevin said: “My mum and dad loved her having long hair. She’s 14 but my mum had to wash her hair in the bath because it was so heavy she couldn’t get herself back up again.”

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