Holly loses her long locks to help cancer-hit children

Cotswold Journal: BEFORE: Holly Becket sporting her long locks. BEFORE: Holly Becket sporting her long locks.

A KIND-hearted Vale of Evesham teenager has had her hair cut off to raise money for a good cause.

Holly Becket, aged 15, of Ashton-under-Hill, had her long locks chopped at Spargos, in Winchcombe, last week to raise money for the Little Princess Trust.

The charity makes wigs from donated hair for children who have suffered hair loss through cancer treatment or other illnesses.

So far, the Prince Henry’s High School pupil, who also held a cake sale at her school, has raised £552.

The youngster, who has been growing her hair for six years, said: “There were a lot of tears – some happy, some sad.

“It was all a bit of an emotional outpouring.

“I was very scared that the style wouldn’t suit me or that people wouldn’t like it but I told myself I didn’t do this for me I did it for a child who has lost their hair through illness.

“I am proud of what I have done and I hope I can inspire others to do the same.”

To help Holly reach her target of £600, visit justgiving.com/Holly- Becket.

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