Hair she comes: Earby woman’s charity haircut

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An Earby woman has had her hair cut to donate to a cancer charity for children, raising over £230 in the process.

Rachel Nolan (37) had her luscious locks lopped off to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust, a children’s charity that makes real-hair wigs for young cancer sufferers.

Rachel - who lives on Salterforth Road with her partner Nigel Hill (48) - said she chose to undertake the admirable charity-raising endeavor as it is a cause that remains very close to her heart.

“I chose to do it as I have had family diagnosed with cancer in the past and wanted to do something real,” said Rachel, who went on to praise her close friend, Sammy Lambert, and her partner Nigel for their ‘huge’ support.

Rachel had her hair cut at Christian Smith’s Hairdressers in Barrowford, with Christian himself wielding the scissors as well as waiving the cost of the snip, donating the fee to the trust instead.

The Little Princess Trust has been providing wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment since it was founded in 2006 in memory of Hannah Tarplee, who passed away as a result of cancer aged five.