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Sunderland girl has foot of hair chopped off for charity

Caitlyn Miller, eight, pictured as she looses her locks for charity, snipped off by Gemma Richardson at Show Off Hairdressers in Roker Baths Road, Sunderland.

Caitlyn Miller, eight, pictured as she looses her locks for charity, snipped off by Gemma Richardson at Show Off Hairdressers in Roker Baths Road, Sunderland.

A KINDHEARTED youngster has gone to great lengths to help out young cancer sufferers.

Caitlyn Snowdon had more than 13 inches chopped off her long brown locks in aid of the Little Princess Trust.

The eight-year-old also raised just under £500 for the charity, which uses real hair to make wigs for young girls who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Caitlyn, of Castletown, was keen to help little girls suffering from the disease when mum Angela Miller said she needed a haircut.

The Castletown Community Primary School pupil is aware of the way cancer can affect people, after seeing relatives suffer from the disease.

Mum Angela Miller, 29, who went along to watch her daughter get her locks chopped, said she is proud of the little girl’s generosity.

“I was nervous that she wouldn’t like it,” she said. “But she really enjoyed the day. I’m very, very proud of her. Both my husband and I feel the same way.”

Caitlyn’s dad Andrew Snowdon, 29, also went along to Show Off hairdressing salon, Roker Baths Road, to support his daughter.

“He thinks her new haircut makes her look older, so he is a bit gutted.” said Angela.

“But she did something amazing.”

 

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