A year 14 pupil from St Joseph’s College, Coleraine, has bravely cut 19 inches off her hair to donate to The Little Princess Trust.
Chanelle Orr, Head Girl, has spent many years growing her long locks and would admit to being obsessed with her hair.
Recently she reflected on how she was blessed to have so much hair whilst others do not. Being a young girl, Chanelle is aware of how important having hair is.
With this in mind, she came across The Little Princess Trust who is dedicated to making wigs for young children who have suffered the side effects of cancer treatment. Making a wig requires a great deal of hair, with the process of making it costing between £300 and £500. Along with the challenge of cutting her long hair, Chanelle also set herself the target of raising £400 for The Little Princess Trust.
On Monday, January 30, pupils and staff in St Joseph’s College watched the official hair cut, which has now raised a staggering £790. Whilst Chanelle gets used to her new look, she is happy to know that the hair and money she has donated will help make a ‘little princess’ smile.