Rugby woman with cystic fibrosis cuts hair for children’s wig charity

Kate Groocock
Kate Groocock

A brave woman battling with a genetic condition has cut her long hair to provide wigs for children with cancer.

Kate Groocock has cystic fibrosis, which means her lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick mucus, making it difficult to breathe.

The 29-year-old from Rugby said: “I had been struggling to wash and dry my long hair because of my breathing problems and it felt like quite a big job.

“Some times I would get someone to give me a hand because it was pretty tiring.

“So I thought having my hair cut would make life easier for me, and by donating the hair to the trust, I could help someone else who wasn’t very well too.”

Kate’s long locks were given to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs made of real hair for children with cancer.

She said: “I’ve been in and out of hospital all of my life and I know how these little things can make such a difference to someone who is ill.

“It’s not always the big things that have impact, it can be someone doing something like this that really lifts you up, so that’s why I went ahead with it.”

Kate said she was very happy with her new ‘pixie’ hair style from Supercuts in Rugby.

“It’s so much quicker to wash and dry now and it’s much less hassle.

“I have to take a lot of medication and antibiotics so I have a port and line in my chest, which my hair kept getting in the way of when it was wet,” she said.

Children receive the wigs free of charge but it costs the charity £350 to purchase them. For more information about the charity go to