Hair today, gone tomorrow: schoolgirl Chloe Stubbs, eight, from Southwick, has had two feet of hair chopped off to help two charities.
She took on the follicle feat at Jekyll and Hyde in Barnes, where hairdressers say it’s the most amount of hair they’ve ever cut off.
Not only has the Redby Primary School pupil raised £600 for the Make-a-Wish charity, her freshly chopped tresses will be sent to the Little Princess Trust to make real-hair wigs for children who’ve undergone cancer treatment.
Mum Amanda Stubbs, 28, who is married to Gareth, said: “I thought she’d be quite overwhelmed by the actual haircut. She had butterflies before but it was excitement.
“She’s had about two foot of hair cut off, so it’s quite a dramatic change, but she loves her new hairdo. She keeps playing with it and brushing it, which she couldn’t really do before because it was so long. It just used to get tangled.”
Chloe decided to take on the challenge after reading about other youngsters having their hair cut for a good cause.
Prior to the haircut, Chloe’s locks were so long she could sit on them.
She decided to help Make-a-Wish after hearing about how it grants wishes for poorly children.
Chloe said: “I wanted to do it to raise money for Make-a-Wish UK and give something to those less fortunate, and make a little girl or boy’s dream come true.”
Amanda added: “I’m so proud of her. She’s raised £600 and I never expected her to do that well. Even strangers have been donating to her Just Giving page, which is lovely.
“Chloe has done this all herself. I know I’m her mam, but I think it’s so remarkable for an eight-year-old to decide to do this.”
l To add to Chloe’s sponsorship, visit www.justgiving.com/Chloe-Stubbs2