Hattie Butler, 10 years old and a pupil at Burbage Primary School, cut her hair for the first time, yesterday August 26. She is donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes real-hair wigs for children and young people with hair loss.
Hattie, Burbage’s real-life ‘Rapunzel’, had hair that was three and a half feet long which reached past her knees. She had had nothing more than the occasional trim of her hair before today. She is donating a whopping 17 inches of her tresses to the charity.
Hattie commented: “I have loved having really long hair, even though it does take a lot of brushing and looking after and is really heavy when it is wet. But, I want to be able to help someone else, and hope that my hair can help another child to feel happy.”
To help the charity with the costs associated with producing the wig, Hattie’s friends and family have been donating money, and so far Hattie has raised just over £600.
Hattie’s mum, Emma, told Marlborough.news, “Many, many hours have been spent brushing and plaiting Hattie’s hair over the years. I’m so proud of Hattie for deciding the time is right to donate her hair to such a worthy cause. It’s a wonderful thing she is doing and she has deliberately grown it to this length so she can donate the longer length the charity is in short supply of, while still keeping enough to be able to wear how she wants it.”
If you would like to donate please go to Hattie’s Facebook fundraiser page here
For more details of The Little Princess Trust, visit their website