Rugby schoolgirl Abigail says goodbye to long locks to help make wigs for children with cancer

Abigail shows off her new look.

Abigail shows off her new look.

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A schoolgirl from Rugby has said goodbye to her long locks to help children with cancer.

Abigail Allen, 10, donated her seven inch plait to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for sick children.

Abigail with her long hair.

Abigail with her long hair.

She said: “I wanted to do something to help a worthwhile cause and was really excited to have my hair cut off.

“It has been sent to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs to give to children with cancer who lose their hair.”

Abigail said sponsors can still give to her appeal.

“Please sponsor me as little or as much as you can,” she added.

Her mother, Hayley, said her daughter loves her new look and has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity too.

“We are very proud of Abigail and would like to thank everybody who has sponsored her,” she said.

Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. Visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk to find out how they have given away more than 4,000 free wigs.

Donate online to Abigail’s hair cut at www.justgiving.com/Abigail-Allen1