Tegan waves goodbye to locks for children's charity
PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 June 2013
AN 11-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl has cut off her long locks to help a charity which creates wigs for children with cancer.
Tegan Macbeath, of Milton Road in Weston, decided to say goodbye to her waves – which fell past her waist – after she heard a similar story at school.
The Ashcombe Primary School pupil, who had not had her hair cut for the past two years to make it as long as possible, decided to support Little Princess Trust, which has also received locks from The Voice judge and pop star Jessie J.
Teagan said: “A friend of mine is also quite ill at the moment and so I wanted to do this to help this charity.
“I wasn’t nervous when I had my hair cut and it made me feel good to do this.
“I would not have had my hair cut if I wasn’t going to donate it. What’s the point if it’s not going to a cause?”
The trust provides real hair wigs, with the help of people like Teagan, for girls and boys across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own through cancer treatment.
Little Princess relies solely on the efforts of the community and Teagan said she plans to grow her hair once again to support the organisation.
She said: “I want to grow it again to be able to donate more to charity. All children are special but some need help to feel beautiful.”
Her mum, Titch Macbeath, said: “We know people that have had to deal with cancer and it’s affected us, and this is for such a good cause.
“It was her choice to do this and I’m very proud of her for thinking of others.”
If you would like to make a donation to Tegan’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/Tegan-Macbeath