Banburyshire school girl to brave the chop for Little Princess Trust charity

A 10-year-old girl from Banbury is preparing to have her long locks cut to help charity.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 1:24 pm
Ten-year-old Peggy King from the Banbury area village Hornton is preparing to have her long locks cut to help charity.

Peggy King, a year five pupil at Hornton Primary School, has 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 is also raising money for the charity - Little Princess Trust.

Peggy has already raised £515 more than doubling her fundraising target of £200. But she hopes to raise as much as possible for the charity.

If anyone would like to contribute to the fundraising campaign they can use the following GoFundMe web link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/peggys-big-wig-haircutShe is donating approximately 14 inches of her hair to the charity after her haircut 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."