A Glossopdale student has undergone a stunning transformation, all in aid of a throwaway comment she made as a youngster.
Tabitha Ballington, 16, donated approximately 50cm of hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity organisation which creates real-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
Having had waist-length hair since she was 9 years old, it was a big change to make, but one she had been thinking about for a while. Says mum Laura Ballington, owner of Laura’s Coffee Lounge on Henry Street, Glossop, “When she was younger, she once said ‘when I’m older, I’m going to have all my hair cut off and give it to little bald children’, and then she went and did it”.
Says Tabitha, “my hair got quite annoying, so I Googled ‘hair donation’ and came across The Little Princess Trust and decided to do it”.
Hairdresser Samantha Whyatt from Arturos made the cut (and a great job she’s done too!), donating her fee to The Little Princess Trust too.
Tabitha admits there were tears, especially as the whole family came to watch – mum, dad and grandparents were all in attendance – but she’s already gelled with her new style, “it’s really great, I love it” she says. “I’d definitely do it again”.
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