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Rainham seven-year-old donates 12 inches of hair to charity

PUBLISHED: 14:06 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:06 18 July 2018

Ruby Steele having her hair cut for charity.

Ruby Steele having her hair cut for charity.

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A young Rainham pupil raised more than £300 for a charity that supports children and adults living with cancer and other illnesses.

Ruby Steele having her hair cut for charity.Ruby Steele having her hair cut for charity.

Ruby Steele, 7 from Rainham had 12 inches of her hair cut off in a special assembly at Harold Court Primary School in Romford on Friday, July 6.

Speaking about her decision to donate her hair, Ruby said, “I wanted to help other people.

“First they plaited it and put it in four parts and then they cut it all off.”

Ruby raised £316 for Little Princes Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and adults who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

Ruby Steele having her hair cut for charity, pictured with parents Chris Steele and Roseanne Howard.Ruby Steele having her hair cut for charity, pictured with parents Chris Steele and Roseanne Howard.

Mum, Roseanne Howard added: “She was a little bit nervous, but then once she was in the assembly she was all smiles.

“The thing that upset her the most was that it only makes one wig and she wanted to be able to give more.”

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