Children brave chop to help young people with cancer

Kym-Lee with the brave girls.
Kym-Lee with the brave girls.

Two brave little girls were the ‘mane’ attraction at a Rugby salon as they helped children with cancer.

Five-year-olds Sofia Jones and Chloe Potter said goodbye to their lovely long hair, which they gave to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or other health conditions.

They both had their cuts at Infinity Hair & Beauty salon, in Bilton Road.

Sofia’s parents Leanne and Chris said they were proud of their daughter, who had only ever had her hair trimmed.

“She was complimented about her hair at the hairdressers and was shown the plaits that other little girls had donated,” said Leanne.

“Sofia wanted to do something to help and hasn’t stopped talking about how other children will now be able to have beautiful hair like hers.”

Chloe’s mum, Lilly Caldwell, said her daughter is always putting others before herself. “She wanted to donate her hair to the Princess Trust because that is the person Chloe is,” she said.

“Chloe puts others before herself, and when I told her what her hair was going towards and what a difference her hair would make to another little girl, she was amazed and couldn’t wait to tell her family and friends all about it.

“For a five-year-old to decide to have 20cm of her long locks cut off, it took my breath away and made me feel very proud.”

Salon owner Kym-Lee Boyd said more children were choosing to donate their hair.

“They should be proud,” she said.