Caring schoolgirl Jodie loses her locks to help others

Jodie White with the locks she had cut off.

Jodie White with the locks she had cut off.

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A schoolgirl has gone to long lengths to help others facing life without their own locks.

Jodie White, from Harraton, in Washington, wanted to do something to help others, so volunteered to have her hair cut and donated to the Little Princess Trust.

She was fine afterwards and our mam was really surprised with just how confident she was, she didn’t even bat an eyelid.

Courtney White

It will be used by the charity to make a wig, which will be gifted to a youngster who has lost her hair because of cancer treatment.

The 12-year-old, who attends Biddick School and is partially deaf and suffers from hypermobility, had 13ins chopped off at Twiggy’s salon in Concord, raising £350 in sponsorship.

The collection is being donated to Cancer Research.

Her sister Courtney White, 20, said: “She said ‘I know what it’s like to be different’ and at first, our Mam wasn’t keen.

“Now it’s really short and in a bob when it was all down her back before.

“Before she had it cut off we thought she was saying ‘It’s what I want’ and talking about how it would be used to make a wig, and she’s raised such a good amount.

“She was fine afterwards and our mam was really surprised with just how confident she was, she didn’t even bat an eyelid.”

Jodie was supported by mum Lynsey, 40, dad Kevin, 44, and sisters Abbie, 15, and Libby, six.

The Princess Trust also makes wigs for boys and for children suffering from alopecia, working with hairdressers to make realistic looking hairpieces close to the child’s own hair.

Donations to Jodie’s fund can still be added via www.justgiving.com/lynsey-white2/?utm.

More details about the work of the Little Princess Trust is available via www.littleprincesses.org.uk.