Sisters get their hair cut for charity

St Catherine's School pupils Amber and Elli Burwood-Beames are going to donate their hair to Little Princess charity

St Catherine's School pupils Amber and Elli Burwood-Beames are going to donate their hair to Little Princess charity

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TWO young girls are donating their hair to a good cause.

Proud mum Kelly Burwood-Beames said seven-year-old Amber and five-year-old Elli are keen to have their long locks cut off so they can send them to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs for children in the UK suffering hair loss through cancer treatment.

The sisters are even happy to do so before their bridesmaid duty later in the summer and have booked a date – Thursday, July 24.

Mum Kelly said: “They wanted to donate it to charity and we went on line to look at how long the hair had to be and all the details and they wanted to do it for Little Princess because they are girls and “Amber has desperately wanted her hair cut for a long time because it gets too hot and too heavy and knotty and Elli hates having hers brushed so they both want it cut. So we said we’d see if we could raise some money at the same time.”

Kelly said she had talked to the girls about why girls would need hair.

“But they are quite little but I didn’t dwell on the cancer too much because they had an aunt pass away a little while ago. I just said children can get poorly and sometimes their hair falls out so they make wigs so the children can wear them and still look like they have hair.

“They have seen pictures of children with no hair and with the wigs on so they know what their hair will be used for.

“I am proud of them and cute they will do it.”

The family live in Bridport and he girls attend St Catherine’s School.

Colour Studios in St Andrew’s Road is cutting the girls’ hair.

There are also donation boxes at Frosts in West Street and the Station Cafe in West Bay.

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