Caring Crystal’s hair cut will help cancer wig charity

West Craven High School pupil Crystal Collinge (11) has had her hair cut and has dontaed it to the Little Princess Trust. (S)
West Craven High School pupil Crystal Collinge (11) has had her hair cut and has dontaed it to the Little Princess Trust. (S)

A selfless 11-year-old West Craven High School student has donated 13 inches of her lengthy golden locks to the Little Princess Trust.

Crystal Collinge generously decided to donate her hair to the charity after being inspired by the Leader Times Newspapers front page story last week on Colne mum Vicky Kibble and her plea for real hair wigs on the NHS, rather than acrylic, for her daughter Charley.

Motivated by just how many local people have been affected by cancer, Crystal made the bold decision to make the cut.

She can now stand proudly with her new Pixie cut alongside the likes of Harry Styles who recently donated his locks with the charity’s 
#hairtospare campaign.

Crystal said: “This amazing charity provides real hair wigs, free of charge, for boys and girls across the United Kinngdom suffering with hair loss from cancer treatments and alopecia.

“It must be devastating to lose your hair and I thought it would be a wonderful gesture to give mine and help ease someone’s suffering.”

Gail Hargreaves, Crystal’s English teacher, said: “I’m so very proud of what Crystal has done here. She has very boldly put others before herself. She is definitely a role-model for her peers.”

If you wish to follow Crystal in her act of kindness, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk/ to find out more.