Banbury school girl donates hair and raises more than £650 for Princess Trust charity

A Banbury school girl has raised more than $650 by having her long locks cut to help charity.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 11:24 am
Banbury school girl, Peggy King, had 14 inches of her hair cut off to donate to the Princess Trust charity as part of a fundraising challenge she launched.

A 10-year-old girl from Banbury had 14 inches of her hair cut off last week over the half term school holiday to help the charity - Little Princess Trust.

Peggy King, a year five pupil at Hornton Primary School, had been growing her hair so she can cut it off and donate it to a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer and other illnesses. It costs the charity £550 to make each wig and they rely solely on donations.

As well as donating her hair, Peggy also launched a fundraising campaign to help the charity.

Peggy King pictured before her big haircut for charity on June 1

She launched a GoFundMe fundraising web page during which she has raised £665 for the charity with more due to come in. She has more than tripled her £200 fundraising target.

Anyone who would like to contribute to Peggy's campaign can use the following web link to her GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/peggys-big-wig-haircutShe had 14 inches of her hair cut off at the local Toni & Guy salon in the Banbury town centre on Tuesday June 1.

Peggy's mother, Natalie King, said: "When Peggy was a Brownie she did some work for her 'Charities' badge, and learned about the Little Princesses Trust Charity.

"She liked them as they helped children who had been unwell, and lost their own hair to feel confident again. She was really keen to donate her hair, but it was in a short bob at the time, and she knew it would take a long time to grow to the required length, it so happens that it took 2.5 years to grow!

"Even though Peggy is no longer a Brownie, she has remained dedicated to the charity and is very excited to finally be able to help."