Little Eden to have locks cut for charity

A five-year-old girl has grown her hair for 12 months – and will now have it chopped for a charity which creates wigs for youngsters facing cancer treatment or other illness.

Eden Harrison, of Moat Hill, will have eight inches cut from her locks at Windmill Primary School on July 10.

Dad Steve Harrison, 34, said: “It goes back quite a long way. Eden was watching Good Morning Britain with her mum and saw something about the Little Princess Trust and decided she was going to grow it.It’s probably about half way down her back.”

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Eden has had the backing of her mum Gemma, 36, brother Spencer, seven, and step-sister Jade, 20.

With support from Spencer, Eden will get up in front of her school to give an assembly after her hair has been cut by Erica Brooke of Salon 17 in Harefield Drive.

She has agreed to not only do the cut for free, but will contribute the cost of her normal fee towards the charity.

A real hair wig costs the Little Princess Trust £350 to make, so fundraising has been in full swing to help.

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So far £230 has already been put towards the stash by generous famaily and friends on a Just Giving website.

Steve is urging anyone who can donate towards Eden’s challenge, to do so.