Brave seven-year-old cuts hair for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research
PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 August 2016 | UPDATED: 21:38 24 August 2016
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A seven-year-old Locking Castle girl had her long locks cut for two charities on Sunday.
Amelia and her mum Michelle Bustin hosted an event at Club Tabu, in the Boulevard, to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK.
The event raised £700 for the two charities, with money still coming in.
Amelia was inspired to have her hair cut by her friend Neve, 14, who was diagnosed with leukaemia and is currently undergoing treatment.
With the support of close family friend Helen Hincks, visiting from Leicester, the pair had their hair plaited, cut and styled at the club.
The event was a huge success. The raffle, which included cakes, vouchers and days out, raised £159.
The entertainment was provided by local company SMSounds, whose founder Simon Jones helped organise the event.
Michelle told the Mercury: “Amelia was very nervous to start but I think she has now realised that she had done an amazing thing.
“I can’t say thank you enough to Sarah from Club Tabu, Tash for cutting the hair and Simon for everything they have done.”