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Hair-raising time - in a good cause!

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Two sisters from Bailiff Bridge have donated their hair to a cancer charity after teaming up for a head shave.

Holly Bateman, aged six, and her sister Freya, four, are giving their locks to the Little Princess Trust, who make real-hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

The pair have also raised around £400 for the Overgate Hospice in Elland, who will also be given the proceeds of a bake sale to be held at the sisters’ school, Bailiff Bridge Junior and Infant School, on Friday.

Proud mum Lindsay said: “We had a family friend who had cancer and after explaining it to Holly, she said they could have some of her hair.

“Unfortunately our friend died but we asked Holly if she’d like to give her hair to somebody else and she said yes.

“I’m over the moon about it and I was pleasantly surprised that Freya did it too.

“It’s amazing that kind of idea has come from someone so young, but she’s really thoughtful anyway - she’ll help anybody.

“For such a young person to do something so big like this is great.

“Freya cried because it’s her first proper haircut since she was a baby.

“We’d like to thank everybody who donated so generously towards it.”

 

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